Alaska

Currently I am teleworking from my home in Fairbanks, though later I hope to spend more time at the National Park Service Fairbanks Administrative Center. My supervisor is currently working toward myself and the other interns here (they are SCA and GIP interns) to go...

My name is Lynneva Carroll and this summer I will be a Biology Assistant intern at the Central Alaska Network. I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, have lived in Alaska for my entire life and am Gwichyaa Gwich’in (Athabaskan). I have always enjoyed the outdoors...

I am currently in my second semester of college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, getting a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science. During high school I took several AP classes, which were able to transfer over as college credits. These classes included Biology, U.S. History,...

Hello from up north! Since my last couple blogs were dedicated to introducing myself and the area I just moved to, I thought that I would focus this week’s post on Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – where I’ll be working all summer! Established on...

A view of historic downtown Skagway, Alaska; photo by Katlyn Fuentes. Greetings from Skagway, Alaska! Time feels like it’s been passing so quickly, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been in this beautiful town for a couple weeks. Time flies when you’re having fun, I...

I spent most of this week in park wide training for first season park service staff but at the end of the week I led a hike on the Chilkoot Trail with the goal to reach several sample sites. When I was not in training...

This internship alternates between being physically and intellectually demanding. Last week, I spent 4 out of my 5 work days doing fieldwork, sometimes doing 5 to 7-mile round-trip hikes often times with 1300-1700 ft. in elevation gain. While rewarding, our tundra sites are not always easy...