Intern, Connecticut Audubon
Minor: Public Leadership
Class Year: 2022
What was a typical week like in your internship position?
As a CT Audubon Intern, I had many different responsibilities, all of which were suited to my strengths and passions. Some days I would weed in the garden or walk the trails to make sure everything looked pristine. Other days I would have more office duties and I would enter data onto our platform or draft the monthly calendar. Having this flexibility with my duties always ensured that my days were never mundane.
What do you enjoy most about your current position?
I really enjoyed the flexibility of the position. I have always known I did not want to be at a desk working once I graduate so seeing that there are positions where I can have a mixture of activity and desk responsibilities was really reassuring.
How did your coursework help you in your internship?
I was very hesitant at first because my major had nothing to do with the organization’s mission. After a few days, I realized that a lot of the basic skills I was learning in my classes were applicable to that position. For example, my criminology statistics class and criminology research methods class actually made me more confident in working with data so I could easily enter their data.
How did you locate your internship position?
I actually found the posting through a family member. I was explaining to my family where I saw my life heading after graduation and how I wanted to have a job that I could be active in and they mentioned the Audubon Society. I checked their website and sent in my application immediately.
Advice for students:
Looking for an internship can be a very intimidating process. I think it is so important to know what you want in a position and what you want to get out of it. Once you figure out those things it makes looking for an internship so much easier.