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Education Intern Matt Kessler

Intern Matt Kessler helping out at National Junior Ranger Day
Education Intern Matt Kessler helping with the crosscut saw station at National Junior Ranger Day.
NPS/Michael Marion
 

June 7, 2012

Why did you become an education intern at Acadia? Was the intern experience what you were expecting? Were there any surprises?

I was looking all over for an internship to satisfy a school requirement, and Acadia was my best offer.

What did you learn from your internship at Acadia? What did you enjoy the most?

I learned a lot about working with kids. I didn't have much experience with that before. I enjoyed the programs, especially the tidepools.

What recommendations do you have for future interns?

I recommend that future interns be more proactive than I was in seeking out side projects.

Has this experience influenced your future path?

I want to get a job with the NPS or a different interpretation job.

What impressed you about Acadia National Park and the National Park Service?

I was impressed by the living arrangements at HQ, because I was able to meet people from all different areas of the park.

Did You Know?

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The Guide's Guide to Acadia National Park, originally created to share important information about the park's facilities and natural and cultural resources with commercial guides, is available to the public on this website. The guide contains everything you would want to know about the park. More...