Senior Project Advisor
Bodensteiner, Leo R., 1957-
Environmental issues, Internship, National Information Center for Ecology
Nearing my graduation from Western Washington University's Huxley College of Environmental Studies, I found myself seeking out an internship. Glancing through the various internship postings, I encountered a promising flyer: a local non-profit group called the National Information Center for Ecology (NICE) needed help with grant writing and habitat restoration projects around Bellingham. As a college student, I appreciate the value of obtaining funds, and since I plan to pursue graduate school, grant writing seemed a valuable skill to learn. Additionally, as an environmental science major, I believe firmly in restoring threatened and endangered habitats. Thus, this internship seemed right up my alley. The organization's director and I set up a two-quarter program, during which I aided with grant writing, conducted research for the group's newsletter, the Greenhouse Journal, and organized a stream restoration project for a local creek. This experience has taught me invaluable lessons about the challenges faced by non-profit organizations, politics, and soliciting community involvement in environmental issues.
Ashurst, Shannon, "Tales From A College Intern: National Information Center For Ecology (NICE)" (2000). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 143.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Proposal writing for grants; Internship programs--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
National Information Center for Ecology (U.S.)--Study and teaching (Internship)
student projects; term papers
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