Lindsey Robison is a junior at UMass Amherst studying Natural Resource Conservation and Education. She first got connected to Eagle Eye through an Environmental Leadership class at UMass, where she helped develop and lead a lesson on sustainability for our Eagle Club after-school program in fall 2020.
My time at Eagle Eye has been beneficial to me on a professional level, but has also allowed me to achieve the personal growth I have been striving for. I came to Eagle Eye initially because I was interested in environmental education, but upon learning about the internship, I was intrigued by all of the components. I’ve always been interested in carpentry, and getting that experience has confirmed that it is something I want to pursue. I also came in wanting to expand my knowledge of the outdoors and camping, which I definitely achieved. As a Natural Resource Conservation and Education Major, I was able to gain invaluable experience working with kids and expand my knowledge of the outdoors.
On a personal level, the Eagle Eye site is a truly idyllic place that allowed me to take a step back from day-to-day distractions and focus entirely on my mentality. I think the Eagle Eye Residential Internship is a great opportunity for college students to immerse themselves in nature and form a deeper connection with themselves and disconnect from the fast-paced world we live in. Not only did my experience here reinforce my love for nature, but I also gained skills in carpentry, trail stewardship, youth work, and vegan cooking, all of which I was interested in. I also formed meaningful relationships with the other interns and staff. I would recommend any college student interested in the outdoors to apply to this internship.