Stories from Skidmore:
Hannah Hoey’s 2018 QLF Internship
Hannah Hoey, a recent Skidmore College graduate, recently completed her Global Leadership Network & Conservation Internship at QLF in Montreal.
Hannah’s work focused on a new Biodiversity Conservation program in New Brunswick, where she planned program components, including the education and engagement of area youth, and researched and pursued funding opportunities.
QLF had a phenomenal group of 2018 Conservation Interns, and Hannah is no exception! You can read much more about her experience this summer on Skidmore’s Summer Funded Experiences blog:
- About the Organisation: The Quebec-Labrador Foundation: Find out why Hannah decided to join QLF to expand her work in conservation and culture
- About the Role: What I’ve Been Doing: Hannah details her work on a new program in New Brunswick, and shares her newfound skills
- About the Future: How, and Why, You Should Get Involved: Hannah’s final blog post encourages students to pursue their own Internship experience, and explains why QLF Internships are developing the next generation of conservationists
Each year, QLF hires Interns and Volunteers from numerous academic institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada for placement in programs in New England, Eastern Canada, and overseas. Undergraduate and graduate students work closely with QLF’s staff and partners on a wide range of programs and activities in the field and in the organization’s offices in Montreal and Ipswich.
Partnerships with universities remain invaluable for the continued growth of QLF’s leadership development program. QLF has historically received sponsored Interns from a variety of institutions, including Duke University, Princeton University, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Skidmore College.
“The ethic of environmental stewardship and the compassion that QLF demonstrates through all of the work that you do represent an incredible model for the way I’d like to live my life, with real purpose that will hopefully affect some good on even the tiniest percentage of the world population.”
– Joseph Abbate, Piping Plover Conservation Project, 2015
A Summer of Adventure:
Emily Erdos’ 2017 QLF Internship
QLF Intern, Emily Erdos from Princeton University created a five-minute video of her Internship with QLF over the 2017 summer. A thought provoking and inspiring video, Emily documents her experience working in the field on Biodiversity Conservation in New Brunswick, and writing articles on QLF’s Global Leadership Network of Alumni conservation leaders worldwide.
This video was made as a report to the Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), an Alumni-founded non-profit organization that has sponsored Princeton University students as QLF Interns since its founding in 1996.
Video produced by Emily Erdos
To get a sense of the life of a QLF Intern – and for updates from current and recent interns – take a look at the QLF Intern Blog!
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), a nonprofit Princeton alumni organization that supports students in their pursuit of careers in non-profit and service work, has featured QLF Internships in their 2015 PICS Annual Report. Please click on the thumbnail to read the feature article, in which QLF President Larry Morris and 2015 QLF Intern Anna Maritz discuss the impact of QLF’s Leadership Program and QLF’s longstanding partnership with PICS.
“Throughout the summer I have established working and personal relationships with dedicated people around the world. These are the type of people I hope to surround myself with and am excited to see where their paths will take them. My connections through the GLN have already sown the seeds of future professional networking opportunities.”
– Katy Litka, Southeast Asia Conservation Exchange Program, 2015
“This great stewardship and birding experience surely helped me to become a better biologist and I am really proud to now be a part of the QLF family.”