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2019 Internships

Take a glimpse of Angel Padilla's 2018 Intern Journey.

Angel Padilla, a 2018 intern in Louisiana, created this video on his experience during his time working in the Jennings field office. Angel says that despite his reservations about traveling to rural Louisiana, he had the time of his life, met some incredible people, and had an unforgettable learning experience that will open doors for him in the future.



Read more from students who shared how the program helped launch their careers. 

Javier Medina

completed an internship program with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in Washington, D.C., in 2018. Javier is now working as a Soil Conservationist with NRCS in Lexington, Virginia. He is also a member of mano-Y-ola’s Student Advisory Council.

Angel Padilla

has been accepted to a Pathway Program in California. 

Mariemines Ortíz 

is an Outreach Specialist with Victus Puerto Rico. Mariemines is also a member of mano-Y-ola’s Student Advisory Council. 

Josue Aceituno 

is working as a Soil Scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in Hanford, California.

Pedro Ayala 

is working for mano-Y-ola as an Outreach Specialist. 

Luis Román

is working full time as a Civil Engineer Technician with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in North Carolina. 

Jowin Hernández

worked for mano-Y-ola as an Outreach Specialist. He is currently working as a Soil Conservationist in Vermont.

Josecarlos Rivera

is in Miami, aiming to develop his Coffee Profession. 

Jesús Adorno

is working as a Design Engineer for John Deere in Iowa.

Mario Velázquez

is working for Cannabis Indoor Grow and will complete his master’s degree in the Netherlands. 

2019 Internships - Mississippi
Sara Espinosa

is currently working full-time as a Soil Conservationist with NRCS in Indiana, while supporting mano-Y-ola with ongoing initiatives.

2019 Internships - Florida
Ricardo Lanzó

is currently working with mano-Y-ola as an Outreach Specialist. 

2019 Internships - Mississippi
Daniel Gónzalez

is currently working in a Plant Pathology research for his Master. 

2019 Internships - Mississippi
Alejandra Gónzalez

is currently working full-time as a Soil Conservationist with NRCS in Indiana.

2019 Internships - Mississippi
Gabriela Román

is currently working in Agricultural Insurance Corporation and part time in a bakery.

2019 Internships - Mississippi
Melanie Martínez

is focusing on being a full-time student in Horticulture.

Andres Gónzalez

is a full-time intern as a Natural Resources Specialist GS-07 in the International Institute of Tropical Forestry. 

Darilyn Ortiz

is an agriculture teacher at the post-secondary level in the Puerto Rico Department of Education. 

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Jonathan Irizarry

is a Conservation and Ag Entrepreneurship Specialist with Victus Puerto Rico.

Check out past internships! 
Explore our past internships to gain valuable insights into the experiences of our students. Learn more about the exciting projects they undertook, their growth, and the skills they acquired during their time with us. Dive into a gallery of student pictures capturing their journey and their shared vibrant moments. Discover their presentations, where they showcased their innovative ideas and the impact of their work. Finally, meet the talented individuals who made these internships a success, and find inspiration for your own internship journey. Join us in celebrating the achievements and aspirations of our interns and find your place in our community of future leaders.

Meet the Students

Agronomist with Tablet

Andres Gonzalez 

Conservation Practices: Soil Erosion and Surface Water Management 

Jorge Rivera

Finca Ilan Ilan, PR

Giomar Cortés 

Little Conservationists 

Hagit Lubin