2003 Mellon Internship Grant Recipients
Seven students received Mellon Internship Grants this summer—the largest number awarded by ENVS since the grant program's inception four years ago. The Internship Grant Program—one of the initiatives made possible by the $298,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation—was designed to offer students the opportunity to pursue environmental positions that would otherwise be unpaid or underpaid. The funds are helping students do some interesting and admirable work this summer.
Mihkel Allpere ('04) is an Environmental Education summer intern at The Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont. He is teaching natural history and science for summer youth camps, as well as adult and college-level workshops.
Kathryn Bush ('04) is an intern with the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust. As she serves as a liaison between various action committees of the Land Trust, she does things like represents the organization in community-wide meetings and works to raise community awareness.
Milica Dzelatovic ('05) is interning with the Ministry of Energy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She is working with the director of the planning department to learn how the department deals with environmental and other kinds of issues.
Melanie Houston ('04) is coordinator of Helping Hands: Garden of Hope, an organic gardening project for court-involved youth in Newark, OH. Melanie spends her days lesson-planning, educating and gardening with the girls, and planning and implementing the lunch program, speakers, and field trips.
Adam Klein ('04) is an intern with The Delta Institute, where he will build upon projects he worked on last summer with Delta, including grant writing, implementation of a watershed management plan, and development of a sustainable development program for central Ohio.
Elizabeth Jackson ('04) is an educator with The Blue Ocean Society. She works on whale-watch boats with a naturalist, and gets involved with beach clean-ups, boater awareness, school groups, and beach-based education.
Lindsay Michael ('05) is a Parks Planning Assistant with The City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning. As the main assistant in the city’s Natural Systems Study, her activities include data collection, GIS data entry, attending meetings, and assisting in information spreading.