Save Our Canyons Interns

Save Our Canyons 2017 Internship Positions

Save Our Canyons relies on competent, passionate interns to help us further our mission of “protecting the beauty and wildness of the Wasatch Mountains, canyons and foothills.” If you are interested in applying for an internship with Save Our Canyons please send your resume and a cover letter to Alex@saveourcanyons.org.

Save Our Canyons Fall Interns

Alec Quick, Policy Assistant Intern

Alec Quick is currently a senior at the University of Utah pursuing a BS in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with minors in Geography and Political Science. Born and raised in Salt Lake, he spends most of his free time enjoying the mountains surrounding the valley, especially Little Cottonwood Canyon. His main passion is bouldering; however, Alec also enjoys backpacking, hiking, mountain biking and skiing. Being raised in the mountains, he sees them as a vital resource offering  recreation and fresh water. Alec recently traveled to Peru where he worked on a small farm in the Andes, interacting and working alongside indigenous people. This experience helped further his understanding of the deep ties humans have with nature. This experience also helped him understand the importance of conservation and the preservation of wilderness. Back in Salt Lake, he was able to see the same ties to nature, such as the sublime feeling associated with the vastness of wilderness and the ecosystem services the snowpack in the Wasatch fills,  which is why Alec decided to intern with Save Our Canyons. He feels as if development in public lands intrudes not only on his physical well being by cutting off recreational access, but also impacts  his mental wellbeing. Alec decided to intern with Save Our Canyons to better his understanding of environmental policy and is committed to doing all that he can do stop unwanted development in wilderness areas and on our public lands.

 

Luke Golden, Community Engagement Intern

Luke Golden is a senior at Westminster College and is studying Environmental Studies with a concentration in the humanities, while also pursuing a minor in Sociology. He was born and grew up in Franconia, NH, in the middle of the White Mountains. He chose to attend college in Salt Lake City in part because of its proximity to the mountain ranges of Utah. He is an avid skier who enjoys backcountry and resort skiing. He also enjoys camping, hiking, backpacking and fly-fishing in the Wasatch and Uinta Ranges, as well as in southern Utah. Growing up in the White Mountains has given Luke a deep appreciation for nature, outdoor recreation and wilderness. Mountains are therapeutic to Luke and a place to find peace. As a result of his relationship with wilderness, and his experiences growing up in the mountains, he is committed to work to protect mountainous wild spaces for future generations. He believes that conservation and preservation are critical practices that must be utilized so that human beings now, and in the future, may be able to experience the beauty and adventure that mountains offer. Luke volunteered with SOC two years ago, and is happy to be back as an intern. He plans to assist in spreading the message of SOC while expanding its base through community engagement by setting up information booths at farmers markets and other community events, and also presenting to different groups about the organization’s mission and efforts.