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Erik -- Forestry major

I spent a summer working as Trail Crew for Alaska State Parks in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Willow, Alaska. I cleared trails of overhanging/intruding brush, maintained boardwalks across marshes, helped maintain campgrounds, and helped in small building construction. In a typical day, I would check with the Ranger for the day's duties, collect necessary tools, usually canoe out to the location, work for 8-10 hours or until the task was done, and then report back to the office for the evening. I loved the sights and being in a new area. I wasn't too crazy about building outhouses. Digging seven feet down into rocky soil never was my thing.

I learned endless skills from chain sawing to trail construction to tool maintenance. Plus working with professionals in the field of Recreation I learned a bit about how the government works and what jobs exist outside of this immediate area. If you're considering an internship, go for it. You can never have too much work experience, and networking can someday find you a job.


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