Where and when did you complete your internship?
I completed my internship with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in Charles City, Virginia from February to May in the spring of 2013. I interned at a fresh water mussel hatchery.
How did you find your internship location?
I did a Google search.
What types of activities did you participate in as part of your internship?
I helped grow and take care of fresh water mussels. Duties included cleaning housing habitats, building housing habitats, counting young, and feeding mussel species and other related animals.
What did you gain from your experiences in this internship (academically, professionally, etc.)?
I learned a lot about the propagation and life cycle of fresh water mussels and also met a lot of professionals in the field.
Would you recommend internship to other students, why?
I would highly recommend this internship experience to biology majors, because you gain industry experience and the opportunity to get really cool hands-on experience in the field, something you might not gain from the classroom alone.
Please also provide a short bio bellow (include a brief description of your career goals)
I graduated from VCU in May 2014 with a degree in biology and minors in chemistry and creative writing. I am currently working at a local animal shelter and have been added as a permanent volunteer at the VADGIF. I plan to return to school for my master’s in wild conservation, specializing in mammals and habitat conservation.