ES 4097: Internship - Summer 2018
What is your major?
Environment and Sustainability
Where was your internship placement?
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Brainerd, MN
What did your general duties involve?
DNR Watercraft Inspection; inspect boats and other watercraft entering and leaving local lakes in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. I also helped educate people on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and how to help keep our lakes clean and AIS free.
What was your most memorable experience?
Interacting with the public in order to help educate them on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Also watching inexperienced drivers try to back boat trailers into the water
Has your internship influenced your career path?
It has reaffirmed my desire to work in an environmental field.