The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Hispanic Access Foundation have partnered to connect diverse college students to careers in natural resource conservation. This internship program was designed to hire and train undergraduate and graduate students at national wildlife refuges throughout the Northeast Region . As part of the Service’s Urban Wildlife Conservation Program, the partnership will also expand and strengthen the agency’s connections with Latino communities. Stories from interns in the field are showcased here.
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Summer at Stewart B. McKinney: Crabs, birds, and more! - If you've been following our blog for a while, then you've already heard from Ivette Lopez! She has been doing fantastic work in New Haven, Connecticut supporting our urban partnership efforts and leading environmental education programming. Read about what she did this summer. Los amigos de Patuxent - JoAnna and Abraham spent their summer at Patuxent Research Refuge and learned how important community engagement and feedback is for the future of conservation. Summer at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge - Ariel Martinez closed out her summer at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge with some great programming! In today's blog she discusses what she did for Latino Conservation Week and what else she got to do during her time at the refuge.