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Welcome Aboard, Nine New Summer Interns!

Above: Chico interns Aaron Sewell, Joel Fricker, and Kate Ronan.

Above: Marketing interns Rachel Zunino and Chris Purkis.

Modesto interns Connor Block, Autumn Turner, Michelle Andreetta, and Mark Hilgers.

Each year, River Partners selects summer interns from a group of candidates looking to get their hands dirty and obtain real world experiences that apply to what they’ve been studying in school. This year, we have offered internships in biology and marketing.

Our biology interns are currently pursuing or recently graduated with degrees in biology or natural resources. Over the course of eight weeks, they will brave the rising valley temperatures to map and monitor the weed removal efforts along the San Joaquin River; conduct plant censuses; monitor an understory demonstration trial at the La Barranca Unit; monitor valley elderberry longhorn beetle mitigation sites; and produce short videos on restoration for our website. Their contributions will help us design better habitat restoration projects in the future, while fueling their passion for conservation. We are pleased to welcome Aaron Sewell (CSU Chico/Butte College), Kate Ronan (CSU Chico), Joel Fricker (UC Santa Cruz), Connor Block (Humboldt), Mark Hilgers (CSU Stanislaus), Michelle Andreetta (UOP Stockton) and Autumn Turner (UOP Stockton) to the River Partners biology department!

Although they won’t be literally getting their hands dirty, our marketing interns will be responsible for promoting our annual Colusa Mud Blast event to large businesses and organizations in the Chico area. We are pleased to welcome Chris Purkis and Rachel Zunino, both from CSU Chico, to the River Partners family!

The above article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of the River Partners Journal.