At PCEI, we couldn’t do what we do without volunteers, particularly our interns. This dedicated group of individuals provides additional support to our pillars of learning, serving, restoring and living. We are grateful for the time and enthusiasm they put forth. Their contributions help propel the mission of PCEI. In return, we do our best to offer guidance and provide direction for their current interests and future careers.
Interested in PCEI internships? Visit the Internship page for available positions and requirements or click here to see previous positions.
Katie Peterson, Event Management Intern
Originally from Minnesota, Katie arrived in Idaho to pursue a Master’s degree and serve as an AmeriCorps member through the University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) program. She made her way to Moscow and PCEI in 2012 and served another AmeriCorps term as a PCEI Environmental Educator. She then stayed on as the Lead Environmental Educator until the summer of 2014. Katie decided to head back to school to pursue a Ph.D in Biological Sciences at UI, but has continued to stay involved with our organization. She currently co-coordinates the Science After Hours program with the PCEI Outreach Coordinator. Katie is passionate about science education for the masses. Her research interests lie in the fields of evolutionary biology, island systems, and arthropods.
Erick Rockwood, Nature Center Steward Intern
Erick is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in wildlife ecology and conservation at Washington State University with a minor in forestry. A Washingtonian native, Erick loves being outdoors whether its hiking, camping, fishing, backpacking, or kayaking. In addition to being the PCEI Nature Center Steward, he is Vice-President of the student chapter of The Wildlife Society and Treasurer of the Forestry Club/Society of American Foresters. He hopes to find a career as a Wildlife Biologist at the state or federal government level or continue onto graduate school.