My name is Matthew Kaiser, and I am a student at UCI. I have interned at the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach for the past school year. I joined the ENC to meet new people and gain some work experience. During my time there, I learned so much more than I ever expected, and I have developed some great relationships. At first, it was a bit difficult to balance a new internship with all of my school work and the demands of being part of the growing team. However, I quickly got into a routine and really started to enjoy my time as an animal care intern. I have always loved caring for animals, which is why the animal care internship was such a good fit. The time spent at ENC has strengthened my love of animals, along with my ability to multitask. As I am preparing to graduate, I am excited to start my career, while at the same time, sad to end this wonderful internship. I will be working as a part-time nursing assistant after graduation, as I explore other career options. This internship has given me more confidence to explore new opportunities and activities in life, as well as reinforced my desire to help animals.
To learn more about the ENC’s internship opportunities, visit our Internship Page.