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Environmental Technician Intern Helps Protect Water Ecosystems

24-year-old Haldane has spent the summer collecting water quality samples for Sealaska Environmental Services (SES). His internship took him from Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands to several sites throughout Washington State. The data from the samples he’s collected will be used by SES’s clients to help protect the environment, especially water ecosystems.

“I haven’t been more than two weeks in the same spot,” Sealaska intern Mitch Haldane says with a laugh. “A lot of times my duffle bag doesn’t leave my trunk.” 24-year-old Haldane has spent the summer collecting water quality samples for Sealaska Environmental Services (SES). His internship took him from Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands to several sites throughout Washington State. The data from the samples he’s collected will be used by SES’s clients to help protect the environment, especially water ecosystems.
Haldane enjoys the adventure for this time in his life. He finds the work rewarding as he helps clean up the environment and better his corporation.

“This internship is a great way to get your hands dirty and see what this field is like,” Haldane says. “I’ve learned from people who have been in this field for a very long time.” His primary mentor is SES field operations manager Andy Lewis. “Some of my most valuable employees are my former interns – Sunrise Patterson and Bob Boyd (Sealaska shareholders) are just two of them that excelled so well,” Lewis says. “And I see the same in Mitch.” Lewis says Haldane and former SES interns have the same key quality – they want to see a healthy environment for future generations.
 


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