By Madison O’barr
As an intern at Cabrillo National Monument, I have had a unique opportunity to experience many different parts of what life looks like while working for the National Park Service (NPS). When beginning the position, I was taken on as an interdisciplinary and communications intern. This entailed that I work with the Interpretation and Education Division to tell a story about the resources and history surrounding the Coastal Trail hike. By the end of this process, I partook in extensive fieldwork, assisted rangers with managing the Visitor Center, worked with the Resources Department for park restoration, and designed a guided tour for the NPS mobile app!