Written by Amanda Martin, Marketing and Development Intern
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation (CRF) is excited to introduce the Summer 2018 Interns!
These six interns tell you a little about themselves and why they chose to intern with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.
Marketing and Development Intern
Amanda is a rising sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill and is majoring in Business and Political Science. She is from Mooresville, North Carolina, right on Lake Norman. Some of her hobbies include boating, reading, and rhythm-based cycling.
“Through this internship with CRF, I hope to gain invaluable marketing and business experience, while also learning more about how nonprofit organizations operate. Also, CRF works to protect Lake Norman, which is a big part of my life, and I want to contribute to the cause to protect the Catawba River Basin lakes and streams!”
Riverkeeper Program Intern
Emma is a rising Junior at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Political Science and Public Health. Emma is from Fort Mill, South Carolina. She has two golden retrievers and loves to play with them in her free time.
“I am interning at CRF to be able to work to preserve the water quality of the area I grew up in. I think I will be able to learn a lot here, and it will give me tools and experiences that I’ll be able to take to grad school and to my career!”
Riverkeeper Program Intern
CJ graduated this spring from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in Biology. CJ’s hometown is San Diego, California. In his free time, CJ enjoys hiking, drawing, sewing, and traveling.
“I am interning for CRF because I am interested in learning about how a small nonprofit works and am looking forward to contributing to maintaining the quality of an important resource in this region. I also hope to learn about other organizations in the Charlotte area that focus on resource conservation and to improve my field research skills.”
Logan graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Psychology. She is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
“As a CREEK intern, I hope to gain insightful knowledge about the environment in which we thrive, spend invaluable time kayaking with others enjoying nature, and learn how we can advocate for our water systems on a local level to make a difference in our communities. Kayaking introduced me to my love for the outdoors, and I hope to do the same for those who participate in the CREEK program!”
Jacob is a rising sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently planning on majoring in Business. He is from Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I am interning [with CRF] because I love the water and am good with kids. I am most looking forward to hitting the water.”
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William is a rising junior at the University of South Carolina. He is majoring in Environmental Science and hopes to work in environmental policy in the future. William is from Huntersville, North Carolina, so he grew up around Lake Norman and the Catawba River.
“I enjoy being out on the water, and I’m also interested in learning about the issues that the watershed faces. Because of that, I am really looking forward to working with CRF this year!”