Dr Imran Shiekh
Completing numerous different projects and living in a national
park allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of how different environmental non-profits
operate, as well as the National Park Service. Not only did I have administrative duties that
involved researching other organizations, organizing and archiving project files, and researching
former state bills, but I got to experience different field trips to other non-profits who work in the
area around Acadia, attend many different organizational meetings, and go to different sorts of
events. All of this while being within walking distance of the park itself allowed my
understanding of the conservation world to grow immensely.
Haertel, Jacob, "Friends of Acadia Intern" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 81.
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