My name is Amelia Kimberlin and I am excited to be the new communications intern at the Environmental Nature Center! I am currently working to complete an honors bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at the University of British Columbia. I was drawn to the Communications Internship at the ENC because of my positive previous experiences as a participant – I was a Nature Camper! – and because it’s a great opportunity to gain personal and professional experience while benefiting the community. I wanted to get hands-on experience in the communications field, as that’s where I will be pursuing a career after graduation. When I heard about this position, I jumped at the chance! I’m very much looking forward to learning to write for the website, and exploring various related fields such as public relations, journalism, graphic design, and video production.
As a participant in the ENC’s Girl Scout programs and Nature Camp, I can confidently say that the center made a positive impact on the way I interact with the world around me! Education in a natural environment is a great experience for young minds, and definitely helps to mold children into conscientious and environmentally aware adults. I was inspired to find a place to work in the non-profit world, since I have previous experience being both a member and volunteer at a non-profit organization centered around youth education and service. I understand that a non-profit organization takes on a great deal with limited resources, and I’m excited to be able to give back to an organization that has taught me so much.