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    Increasing access to parks one volunteer at a time

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    May 14, 2018 | After a short internship with the National Park Service during her senior year of college at the UW, Allison Burdick wasn't sure where she's end up. Like many college grads, Burdick tentatively ventured into the professional world, taking a corporate job at Starbucks in a field she didn't go to school for. When park ranger Kelsey Johnson offered her the chance to apply for a yearlong paid position at the National Park Service, she jumped on it.

    Source: Samantha Bushman • The University of Washington Daily

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  • Group Shot

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors launched in partnership with the National Park Service

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    March 16, 2018 | Fifty-three young adults took the AmeriCorps pledge to “Get Things Done” and support a legacy of service and conservation stewardship at the National Park Service. These Community Volunteer Ambassadors will serve with the NPS for 50 weeks and be trained as community and volunteer engagement coordinators.

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    Student gets inside view of geosciences as Badlands National Park intern

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    October 25, 2017 | This summer, Penn State student Maggie Kuzemchak ventured far outside of her comfort zone. So far, in fact, that she began the summer by moving to rural South Dakota. “I packed all of my things and moved halfway across the country to live in a small town where I knew no one,” Maggie said. 

    Source: Penn State News • Stewards Individual Placements

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  • Geologist in the Park (GIP) paleontology intern Emily Thorpe examines the recently discovered Permian reptile

    Paleontology Intern Profile • Emily Thorpe

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    April 15, 2017 | I graduated from Winona State University in Winona, MN in May of 2016 with a BS in Geoscience: Environmental Science. During school I took as many opportunities as I could and my internship here at Salinas Pueblo Missions was not my first Geoscientist-in-the-Parks (GIP) internship in the search for paleontology experience. In the summer of 2015 I worked at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Colorado. After that experience in a park founded largely because of its paleontological resources, what interested me most about the position at Salinas Pueblo Missions was the opportunity to work in a park that had not yet been explored for paleontological resources. The geology underlying the park has been studied for decades and the paleontology in the area has been pretty well documented but no one had yet examined the units within the park boundaries.

    Source: National Park Service Paleontology News Spring 2017 • Stewards Individual Placement Program

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  • Claudia Santiago pictured with NPS Staff

    El Pasoan, UTEP Grad, shares AmeriCorps Experience from South Carolina

    Stewards Individual Placement Program

    March 12, 2017 | In honor of AmeriCorps Week 2017, I would like to share my story of service, with the hope that other will commit their skills, knowledge, and time to tackle pressing problems and strengthen our nation. As part of the Geoscientists-in- the-Parks (GIP) program, a partnership between the Geological Society of America (GSA), Environmental Stewards, and the AmeriCorps program, I had the privilege of guiding approximately 900 third-graders from Richland and Lexington Counties, SC, on a journey to discover their natural environment.

    Source: El Paso Herald Post • Stewards Individual Placement Program

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