Montana Conservation Corp Internship

By Stratton Taylor Last Summer, stepping to the office of the Montana Conservation Corp with all the new crew members was a bit nerve wracking. Like a freshmen in high school I had to navigate through different people, personalities and share my desire for environmental stewardship. The season passed like wildfire and before I knew…

Internship with GUTS!

By Agate Gamble In the recent months I have had the opportunity to intern with the GUTS! (Girls Using their Strengths) program at the YWCA with Tabby Espinoza as my supervisor. The mission of GUTS! is to promote community based strength and comfortably in what it means to be a young woman. GUTS! combats negative…

The Great Bear Foundation Internship

By Abram Kimball There are currently eight bear species on Earth: black bears, brown bears, Asiatic bears, giant pandas, polar bears, sloth bears, spectacles bears, and sun bears. Over the last few months, I have been learning about these eight species while interning with the Great Bear Foundation, a fantastic group of people dedicated to…

Monitoring Weeds at Rock Creek

By Mariah McIntosh Five Valleys Land Trust, the sponsoring organization for my internship, purchased the property that contains the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River in 2012. Previously, it had been destined to become a 36-unit subdivision, where people could purchase large houses that would look out on a large man-made pond…

Wilderness Institute’s Young Iraqi Leaders Program

By Isabel Langlois I am spending my internship working with the Wilderness Institute’s Young Iraqi Leaders program. IYLP is a program through the State Department that brings high school aged students to the United States to build leadership through experiential learning at a handful of Universities in the US. Many Universities applied to be a…

Buggin’ Out at the Insectarium!

By Sam Olson You saw right! It’s an insect, not a twig! Amazing how things of the world reflect the world. This Vietnamese Walking Stick has survived to pass on its genes because it’s been confused for a twig; in some predator’s eyes, it IS a twig! How we represent the world and how the…