What I liked
This was an IIC internship, so I was working with the Forest Service in the Cedar Ranger District. I loved being outside every day in the forest, and we did a variety of jobs from trail building and repair to installing new campground features to fuels reduction. It was instructive to work with the different departments within the FS, like range, fire, recreation, and hydrology. I loved working with my youth crew, who had energy and exuberance for the duration of the summer. I got to develop my leadership and communication skills and work in a fun, positive environment that I may even pursue as a future career.