Nanami Takagi, International Intern
Devil's Postpile National Monument
Since 2007, the SCA International Parks Program has connected English-speaking Japanese college students with unforgettable educational internships in America's National Parks.
International interns become part of the NPS mission by returning to their home country with new conservation skills and awareness that they've gained through direct service in National Parks.
"Shiori never shied away from any challenge before her. She excelled through interpretive training and dug in to her program and park research with passion. Shiori has helped meet the mission of the NPS." - Carl Brenner, Supervisor, Pinnacles National Monument, evaluating a 2009 International Parks Program participant
Parks provide housing as well as arrangements for travel to food shopping. (The University's policies prohibit its student from driving while abroad.)
Park staff provides supervision and a well-rounded experience. These students are seeking educational experiences during their service, so their internships should be designed to offer a broad understanding of park operations, where possible, as well as practical work.
The students serve for 8 or 9 weeks, beginning in late June.
Students will be prepared for the NPS service with lectures and reading materials while still in Japan. Once they arrive in the U.S. they'll be given the three-day Orientation in NPS and SCA cultures and procedures.
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