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Careers in Science 

April 29, 2010

Goldman Environmental Awards


Every year, three men and three women from around the world are honored for their outstanding work in the field of environmental justice and conservation at the Goldman Environmental Awards. Last training, the interns were in attendance at this prestigious event, and this was not the first time. Over the years, the intern program has been invited several times, along with other youth groups to attend the Goldman Awards.

Being a program that specializes in training youth for science careers, the CiS program felt right at home amongst all of these hard-working, successful conservationists. Many of the interns felt personally inspired by the accomplishments of this wide group of honorees. Just as the intern program represents a diverse group of youth, the recipients of the Goldman Award represent a diverse group of conservationists.


The successes of the Goldman winners were varied and awe-inspiring. From Randall Arauz’s campaign of halting Shark fin removal in his home country of Costa Rica to Malgorzata Gorska’s legal battle of stopping a highway project through an untouched forest.

With such achievement from these worthy role-models, who knows what the interns will be spurred on to do in the future?


By Hadrian

Filed under: Uncategorized — CiS Interns @ 5:51 pm

April 27, 2010

Externship excitement

Kiana working in the Aquarium as her research experience.


As a fresh Level Two intern, I’m looking forward to the new breadth of opportunities I have in store for me. I am especially looking forward to one opportunity the intern program is notable for, working with research scientists or husbandry experts here in the Academy.

There are a whole lot of research departments I could work in, including Entomology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology & Mammalogy, Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geology, Botany, and the Academy’s Library. There are also divisions in the husbandry department in our Aquarium that include Herps and Birds, Horticulture (plants), Marine tropical (corals, jellies, etc), Marine temperate (California coast, tidepool), and our famous African Penguins.

Interns are already working in these departments and we switch departments when the semester ends so we get the full experience and find which area of science we would maybe pursue in our future careers. The head start we get as interns is something we are extremely proud of and I am definitely excited about it.


By Renn

Filed under: Conducting Science,Learning Science — CiS Interns @ 5:42 pm

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