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Welcome to Angelica our new intern!

by Angelica Camacho, ENC Communications Intern

When you can go on a quick hike on your break, or take a seat in the Redwood Forest, there cannot be a better place to intern than the Environmental Nature Center.  My name is Angelica Camacho and I am thrilled to begin my experience interning for the center here in the beautiful city of Newport Beach.  I am  a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where I majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations so when I saw an opening for a communications position for a non-profit organization I had to apply right away.  I am a writer at heart so to be able to write for the ENC and build my experience is a dream come true.

Of course, writing is not the only reason I am here!  Not to sound cliché, but I love all things forest and conservation.  I found the Environmental Nature Center through a website called VolunteerMatch.org and I fell in love with its story.  To create a “living laboratory” in the middle of a suburb is not the most conventional idea, but it is the most fascinating.  Not to mention the fact that there is a beautifully diverse trail within the center and if I am not working or writing, I am definitely hiking! I am very fortunate to experience the center as an intern and I am excited to visit the center as a nature enthusiast.

All in all, I know I will gain a lot out of this internship.  To start with,  I hope to continue to strengthen my writing skills through blogging and writing press releases.  I also look forward to using social media as a public relations technique as it is something I have less experience with.  Additionally, it was my goal out of college to work in the non-profit field so I am grateful to be able to experience that as it is both challenging and rewarding.  I look to immerse myself in the work I will be doing and to experience the beauty and nature here at the Environmental Nature Center.

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