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Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Summer Intern

June - August 2019 • Rochester Hills, MI

What I liked

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is an absolutely wonderful place to learn and work. I'm currently working on my education degree at Oakland University, and working at Dinosaur Hill gave me a chance to develop several vital teaching skills - Planning lessons, adapting on the spot, and more. Everyone who works in or with the office is incredibly welcoming; It is impossible to not smile when you see anyone who works here. The programs held by Dinosaur Hill are educational, authentic, and importantly very fun! I loved everything I did here, and I would recommend this experience to anyone.

What I wish was different

This is not a 9-5 type job; Rather, if you work here, you will be assisting with programs as they are ongoing. This isn't something I wish had been different, but it is good to know before getting started!

Advice

Go in with a mindset of growth, and you will gain so much more than you expect. I got over a fear of cockroaches at this job, as well as learned how to make the most out of a simple walk in the woods. Walk into Dinosaur Hill with a smile, and you will not regret a single experience you will gain here. If you're considering checking out this place, do it! You will absolutely love it.
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Naturalist

May 2017 • Rochester, MI

What I liked

The schedule was really flexible. Everyone I worked with was AMAZING and always taught me new things every day and challenged me to get out of my comfort zone. I was treated as an equal and not like a child.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to spend there and had been able to focus on the internship without classes

Advice

If you take a summer internship, don't take classes too. Focus on working and learning everything you possibly can by being fully present and having a hands on experience.
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