Hello to our talented summer interns!

Our office is in full summer swing with our summer internship & volunteers program. We had over 100 people apply for our 15 intern spots. With this summer staff we’re able to accomplish more as a team!

These talented students do everything from monitoring our lakes and uploading data to; to planning and executing our summer events; to assisting with grant writing and researching innovative solutions to support our mission.

Below is a little more about our interns, where they’re from, and what they’re doing in school. We’re happy to be able to offer a number of paid internships within each department as well as for-credit and volunteer opportunities.



Michelle Johnson, Watershed Engagement Intern – Shorewood, WI
Graduated in Geography & Environmental Studies at UW-Madison

Cody Oltmans, Watershed Engagement Intern – Gurney, IL
Graduated in Public Affairs, M.S. at UW-Madison

Anna Weinberg, Watershed Engagement Intern – Bloomington, IL
Graduated in Zoology, Conservation Biology, and Environmental Studies


Dillon Even, Accounting Intern – Waunakee, WI
Studying Accounting

Layton Oliveria, Development Intern – Winter Park, FL
Studying Environmental Studies & Philosophy at UW-Madison

Samantha Minor, Development & Database Intern – Evansville, WI
Studying Environmental Sciences at UW-Madison

Program & Outreach

Catherine Carter, Program & Outreach Intern – Wauwatosa WI
Studying Environmental Studies & Political Science at UW-Madison

Ting-Chia Kan, Communications Intern – Chugli, Taiwan
Studying Journalism & Anthropology at UW-Madison

Ashley Luehmann, Communications Intern – Mound, MN
Studying Journalism-Strategic Communications at UW-Madison

Ellie Mahon, Outreach & Marketing Intern – Hudson, WI
Graduated in Conservation Biology & Environmental Studies from UW-Madison

Meghan Pfau, Program & Outreach Intern – Madison, WI
Studying International Studies & Spanish at UW-Madison

Zoey Rugel, Communications & Social Media Intern – Brooklyn Center, MN
Studying Life Sciences Communications & Community & Environmental Sociology at UW-Madison


Brianna Murphy, Policy Intern – Cross Plains, WI
Studying Biology at UW-Madison

Sean Kennedy, Lake Park Resource & Equity Fellow – Racine, WI
Studying Environmental Conservation M.S.



We are excited to see the work that this group does over the course of the next three months. Look out for these fresh faces this summer!

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