Karen Breece is a rising sophomore History major at Earlham. Her academic interests (besides American and East Asian history) include French, museum studies, art history, and creative writing, but her major hobbies lie with Earlham musical ensembles, as she both sings in various Earlham choirs and plays the flute in the Earlham Symphony Orchestra. As an intern with the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy this summer, Karen aims to expand her skill set and learn more about working in a nonprofit setting, largely due to her desire to enter into museum work post-Earlham. However, as an Indiana native who has camped and hiked several state parks and preserves, Karen is excited about giving back by working for an organization dedicated to preserving Indiana nature and learning more about the state she calls home. She hopes to achieve her major task as an intern, which is to update the Conservancy’s Guide to Indiana Nature Preserves, and to achieve self-confidence in a professional setting as she embarks on a path towards helping and educating others in nonprofit work.
About This Internship:
This position is an internship position with The Nature Conservancy in Indiana. It is designed to provide interns with valuable work experience and guidance in outreach strategy and project management skills. Interns will have the opportunity to visit select Conservancy nature preserves and to interact with a variety of staff including marketing, land acquisition, and conservation staff. The Conservancy can provide a letter of recommendation or fulfill reference requests upon successful completion of the internship.
This internship is primarily a project-based experience designed to further engage current visitors to our properties as well as enhance recruitment of new visitors. The Nature Conservancy is in the process of updating its Guide to Indiana Preserves, and as such preserve profiles for the updated guide need to be fact-checked and revised. The Conservancy is also migrating to a new online server, providing an ideal opportunity to perform similar updates to its online preserve profiles. The intern would work with the Indiana Chapter’s science staff to update maps and directions to preserves. The intern would also work with marketing staff to perform web updates.
Karen Breece '19
Preserve Profile Intern, The Nature Conservancy