2012 Summer Interns

2012 HCT Summer Interns

Four volunteer college interns joined Harwich Conservation Trust for the 2012 summer season. They helped HCT meet its land stewardship goals including trail monitoring, invasive plant control, and wildlife habitat enhancement as well as helped streamline HCT’s computer network and website files, led walks and managed special events like HCT’s Live Birds of Prey program on July 12th.

Community Relations Intern
Laura Simmons-Stern grew up in Needham, Massachusetts, and is a rising junior at Connecticut College. She is majoring in Environmental Studies with minors in Anthropology and Psychology. She is on the American Cancer Society’s National Scout Team and Co-chair of the New England Collegiate Task Force for the Relay For Life. She recently returned from developing a sustainable water sanitation business in Ghana and hopes to continue non-profit work in the future.

Non-Profit Management Intern
Peter Bolte grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and is a rising junior at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, currently pursuing his degree in Psychology. Having spent time on Cape Cod while growing up, Peter is familiar with the area and is thrilled to join HCT. Peter enjoys spending time outdoors and engages in a wide array of extracurricular activities including biking and hiking, and is a member of the Hobart varsity lacrosse team.

Land Stewardship Interns
Nathaniel Blichmann grew up in Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, and is a rising senior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is majoring in biology with minors in chemistry and environmental science. Last summer he worked as a land stewardship intern in southwest Florida, removing exotic invasive trees. In his free time, Nathaniel enjoys reading fiction, running, and hiking.

Hannah Rusch is a rising junior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, in Syracuse, NY. She is majoring in Conservation Biology, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in marine and coastal sciences. Interning at the Harwich Conservation Trust provides valuable insight and training in the field of natural resource conservation on Cape Cod, where she hopes to live and work.

If you would like to learn more about the internship program, contact Michael Lach, Harwich Conservation Trust’s (HCT) Executive Director, at 508-432-3997 or email hct@cape.com.