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Beaver Creek Reserve

Clean Boats Clean Waters Watercraft Inspector

July - September 2018 • New Auburn, WI

What I liked

Sitting outside on one of the prettiest lakes of the area.

What I wish was different

The rush to complete hours since the last intern quit and I came in last minute.

Advice

The initial confrontation to people can be very anxiety inducing, but after only a couple times, you start to feel more relaxed and it becomes second nature.
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Aquatic Invasive Species Intern

May 2019 • Fall Creek, WI

What I liked

This is an outdoor-oriented and hands on internship that allows you to enjoy the summer while contributing to AIS state-wide and regional work. My favorite part of the entire experience was being able to work alongside such knowledgeable and passionate people. I worked with AJ (Regional AIS Coordinator) almost every day, and by doing so I was inspired to be a better and more thorough scientist. Another highlight of this experience was that I was able to participate in different activities with Beaver Creek Reserve. Along with being an AIS intern, I also participated in a Bluebird Restoration Project, held lessons as a teacher for BCR kids camps, and was able to help in a couple bird surveys.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I was satisfied with the knowledge and skills this internship provided.

Advice

If you are a hard worker, like the outdoors and have a passion for water conservation, I highly suggest this internship. My only piece of advice is to always pack for changing weather and to enjoy the time you have with BCR while it lasts.
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