Summer Internships in the West

In the summer of 2014, Melanie Langa was the archeology intern for Yellowstone National Park. In this picture, she is holding a GPS in the backcountry of Yellowstone while working on an archeological dig that required a 10-day backpacking trip (Photo: Melanie Langa).

Every summer the Bill Lane Center for the American West offers a multitude of opportunities for undergraduates and graduating seniors to work with organizations throughout the West exploring careers in natural history, conservation, land use, museum curation, resource management, and related fields.

Since 2005, our offerings have grown from five internships to, in some years, as many as 12 diverse opportunities with organizations dedicated to tackling the abundant environmental, economic, and social challenges facing the region.

Internships are 10 weeks (exact dates may be negotiated with the host organization) and compensated with stipend to help cover living expenses, including housing, transportation, and food. 

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Summer 2015 Interns

Location Topic Intern
Henry's Fork Foundation Environmental Modeling Internship Christina Morrisett
Heyday Books Sales and Marketing Internship Monica Masiello
San Francisco Estuary Institute Resilient Landscapes Program Internship Tyler McIntosh
Yellowstone National Park Archaeology Internship Peter Salazar
Yellowstone National Park Curatorial Internship Sam Klotz
Yosemite National Park Archives & Records Management Internship Savannah Pham
Yosemite National Park Museum Internship Isabella Robbins
National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Studies Internship Michael Gioia
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Historic Preservation Intern, Alcatraz Maya Lorey
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Historic Preservation Intern, Fort Mason Katie Petway