Interns Take Over TTF!

Julie Slavet
Jul 9, 2013

This summer, TTF is hosting a whopping total of eleven interns from all over our watershed, coming to us through the Mayor’s Office Internship Program, Philadelphia Youth Network’s Work Ready program, and Arcadia University.

Interns will focus on maximizing our community outreach for new and existing programs. We’re grateful to have so many hard working young people devoting their time, energy, and skills to the our critical cause!

Read about three of our interns below:

Summer Interns
TTF interns Aliyah, Nicollette and Amanda

Aliyah Patterson is an incoming 11th grader at Central High School. She comes to us as an intern through the Philadelphia Youth Network’s (PYN) Work Ready program. A Philadelphia native, she loves her city! Her eagerness for community service and compassion for environmental awareness led her to TTF, and ever since, she has been our most active volunteer. This past spring, Aliyah was honored as TTF Watershed’s Youth Champion at our annual Watershed Milestones. She hopes to continue her positive experience on the TTF team by helping us make change together.

Nicollette Long is a recent graduate of Charles Carroll High School and also comes to us as an intern through PYN’s Work Ready program. She has a passion for science, and especially enjoys being out in nature. She will support TTF Trash Task Force efforts. Nicollette enjoys volunteering and is looking forward to helping out the world for the better, one step at a time. In the fall, Nicollette will attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a Secondary Education Earth and Space Science major.

Amanda Bustamante comes to us from Arcadia University in Glenside. She’s a biology major, with a focus on environmental issues. One of her most valuable classes was an abroad field study course which focused on environmental sustainability. Amanda became acquainted with the TTF through her Aquatic Bio class, and hopes to learn even more through her internship. She is looking forward to gaining some valuable hands-on experience during her time with us.

Interested in interning with TTF this fall? We accept graduate, college or exceptional high school students with:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in our mission to improve the health of our urban watershed.
  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.

TTF is committed to providing a supportive and educational internship experience. Apply here! Questions? Contact Alix Howard at 215-844-8100/

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