In 2010, the OASLC partnered with Professor Kent Miller at Central Michigan University on his newly established internship program with the National Park Service in Alaska. Professor Miller, an associate professor in photojournalism at Central Michigan University and trained photojournalist, first volunteered in 2008 for Denali National Park and Preserve. During his visit, he shot more than 14,000 images and gave park officials a large collection of images that NPS staff use in their online and print media. Learn more about him and his photography work in Alaskan parks here.
After his first whirlwind tour at Denali, he was invited to travel to other parks around Alaska to gather images for the other parks in the state. It was during his trip at Kenai Fjords National Park where he met the education coordinator for the OASLC, and a partnership was born. Kent Miller's internship program sends talented Student Conservation Associate media interns, who are majoring in photojournalism at Central Michigan University, to both the OASLC and Denali National Park and Preserve. Not only do the media interns work here at the OASLC, they are also placed in parks throughout the Alaska region. This page highlights our amazing interns and provides links to some of their projects they accomplished while at the OASLC.