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17 September 2019


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Yesterday, August 15th, was my official last day as a Community Engagement Intern at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

I began my internship with the “Philly Nature Kid’s Summer Camp,” and I ended my internship with the “2nd Jr. Ranger Camp.” My time at John Heinz has been wonderful, and the memories created will last me a lifetime. Looking back, I am proud of the work I did this summer.

As a Finance and International Studies double major, I felt unprepared in May. I questioned my decision to take on this role, and if there would be any connection to my endeavors in the business sector. Today, I know more than I did before. In the process of connecting with the local Hispanic community in Philadelphia, I gained confidence and realized the genuine connection between the goals of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the financial business sector. 

I am saddened that my 12 weeks are over, but thankful to have gotten the opportunity to engage with the Hispanic community in Philadelphia. I am thankful for the HAF and Heinz team. Without them, I would not have been able to have a successful 12 weeks.

MANO Project
is an initiative of Hispanic 
Access Foundation.

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