Meet INHF’s new communications interns

Rachel Headshot Hi everyone!

My name is Rachel Dupree and I’ll be joining the INHF communications team this fall. I’m a senior at Drake University studying public relations and international relations with a concentration in global public health. I’m originally from Forest Lake, Minnesota, but I love Des Moines more than my heart can stand. Continue reading

Meet Chris, INHF’s new landscape architecture intern

IMG_0118 copyJoin INHF in welcoming Chris Holmquist to the team!

Originally from Brookings, S.D., Chris is now a senior landscape architecture student at Iowa State University. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and basketball.

As the new landscape architecture intern, Chris will also help with project planning, regional analysis, mapping assistance and proposal writing. His work will focus not only on landscape architectural services but also on public engagement and sustainable design.

Chris started last week, and so far he’s been doing map-making work for the Iowa By Trail app. He looks forward to the rest of his time at INHF. “I’m excited to learn more about conservation.”



INHF welcomes new Communications Intern

Taylor_smallHi all!

My name is Taylor Eisenhauer, and I’m very excited to be INHF’s new Communications Intern. Currently a sophomore at Drake University, I study magazine journalism, English, and rhetoric. I hail from the small town of Herrin, Ill., but Des Moines has definitely become my second home.

In my free time, I like to read and scroll through my social media feeds. When I’m outside, I enjoy playing tennis and talking walks. Walking clears my head, and I like to see what new things I can discover when I look close enough.

As a communications intern, I’ll work with the communications team to write news releases and magazine articles about INHF projects, assist with special events (like our annual Hagie Heritage Award), write blog posts, and update our website and social media.

I’m very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with INHF!

If you have any questions (or just want to say hi), I can be reached at


Apply Now: INHF Communications Internship

Kerri & Lois - cropped 2Test the waters in all aspects of communications — magazine writing, press releases, photography, social media, websites, blogs and more — with Iowa’s leading natural conservation organization. 

Job description
The communications intern writes news releases and magazine articles about INHF projects, assists with special events (like our annual Hagie Heritage Award), writes blog posts, updates our website and social media, and much more. Depending on organizational needs and intern skills, he/she may also assist with public events, photography and occasional graphic design. Continue reading

ITC Midwest Relationship

On May 14, 2014, INHF and International Transmission Company (ITC) spent the morning at the Snyder Heritage Farm educating our interns about power lines and their management in natural areas. This was an interactive discussion where Troy Weary, Area Manager for ITC Midwest, and Chip Murrow, Forester with Davey, discussed their roles with both companies and how transmission lines and vegetation management of the lines affect the land. Continue reading

INHF Welcomes Land Stewardship Interns

Each season INHF welcomes a new crop of interns, whether they’re in the field or in the office. This week, we are introducing you to our Land Stewardship Interns!

These students will spend the summer working at INHF projects to help maintain and restore the native landscapes. They do this by removing invasive species, shrub removal, prairie planting and other tasks. The interns work closely with landowners, county conservation boards and professionals in the field to learn and grow in their education. They are split into two groups. There are 10 statewide interns who travel to different conversation sites throughout Iowa, and there are four Bluffland interns who more exclusively in upper northeast Iowa. Continue reading

INHF welcomes new communications intern

Adam headshotEach new season INHF welcomes a new crop of interns, whether they’re in the field or in the office. This week, our new summer communications intern Adam Graves joined us!

Adam hails from Omaha, Neb. and will be a junior at Drake University come fall. He is studying Public Relations with a minor in Marketing and a concentration in Leadership. Adam is a member of Theta Chi fraternity, sings with Fermata The Blue, an a cappella group on campus and has completed over 180 hours of service with Alpha Phi Omega, Drake’s service fraternity. In his free time, Adam enjoys running Iowa’s trails, listening to music and eating cottage cheese. Continue reading

Apply Now: INHF Communications & Design summer internships

Kerri & Lois - cropped 2This summer, join the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation’s communications team. Two applicants will be selected to become our new graphic design and communications interns, working on media and design projects to help promote INHF’s work and mission. Applications for both internships are due Friday, Feb. 28. Continue reading