Senior Project Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R., 1957-

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Summer 2000

Keywords

Environmental issues, Internship, National Information Center for Ecology

Abstract

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.

Department

Environmental Studies

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)

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers; internship

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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