Category Archives: Fall 2015 Internships

You are What You Eat: Food in Dare County

Hello! My name is Emma Boyd, and I am a senior Environmental Studies/English major from Boone, NC. Before this semester, the longest amount of time that I had spent on the coast at one time had not exceeded a week. … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots through Storytelling

As I have made my way through my college career, the question has not been what do I want to do–it’s been what don’t I want to do. It hasn’t been easy to narrow that down into a clear path … Continue reading

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I like long walks on the beach, but sometimes I get crabby

As the date approached to move to Manteo for the fall semester, I was unsure about one thing: my internship placement. Like some of my classmates, I had no idea what I wanted for an internship. I knew that past … Continue reading

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My Venture into Foiling Big Oil

Just a few short months ago I knew next to nothing about the proposed offshore oil development off the Atlantic coast. While it would’ve sounded like a step in the wrong direction for energy development, I had little proximity to … Continue reading

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Dolphins!!

Hey guys, I’m Claire and this semester I’m working with the Outer Banks Center For Dolphin Research (OBXCDR) under my mentor, Jess Taylor. The organization was founded in 2008, by Jess, and it is committed to the conservation of bottlenose … Continue reading

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Bees, Butterflies, BMPs, oh my!

This semester I’m interning with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and focusing on pollinator best management practices. So what exactly are all these things? The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is an extremely large government organization, and the … Continue reading

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There Might Actually be Nothing I Haven’t Done at my Internship

Hey y’all! I’m Brady Blackburn, one of the students studying at the Outer Banks Field Site this semester. All of us here are interning with several different organizations, and I think mine just might be in the running with Cinnamon’s … Continue reading

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I Won Best Internship of The Year Award (Unofficially)

So by this time, you all may be wondering why I’ve been writing these blog posts all semester. Short answer, it’s part of my job for my internship. Longish answer, the hope is that by writing these posts, all of … Continue reading

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North Carolina Coastal Reserves Internship!

Let me tell you about my internship this fall! I am interning with Scott Crocker, northern site manager, at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve.  This semester we have been working on a couple of different … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Legal Internship

My name is Coker Holmes, and I am a Senior Environmental Studies and Political Science double major. I came to OBXFS because I plan on studying environmental law and was attracted to the environmental economics and coastal law and policy … Continue reading

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