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Amundson, who grew up in Vancouver, Wash., received her Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Washington State University in May.
The Conservation Education & Marketing Internship is a six-month program designed for those interested in pursuing careers in environmental conservation, communication, or other related fields. Amundson will learn about CROW on an organizational level and apply the information through public speaking engagements and outreach events. She will also learn about the impact of communication through social media outlets and community partnerships with local newspaper and media companies.
“I am hoping to gain experience and develop different skills such as public speaking, social media and website management, general wildlife husbandry, and public education,” says Amundson. “I really love this internship because of what it has to offer- learning about Florida wildlife in contrast to the wildlife where I’m originally from.”
Amundson engages with visitors to the Education Center and events along with helping develop content for CROW’s social media pages, website, and news stories. Her aspirations extend beyond the internship into helping wildlife through education.
“I would like to do something involving conservation education. I think it is important for people to be aware of what is happening to the environment around them and I would like to make a difference in helping spread awareness.”
Anyone who would like to learn more about internships and externships can visit the CROW website.