Kurt, born and raised in Labo, Camarines Norte, is a 16-year old son of a teacher and policeman. He is an incoming Grade 10 student of Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus and a member of two clubs namely the Math Club and the Advanced Programming Club. He is doing his internship at the UPLB Museum of Natural History for the month of July 2017.

The internship is important for him because it is crucial to developing his skills as a scientist and researcher. It can also guide him to his suitable career path in the future. Kurt chose the museum because he believes it can provide him the opportunity to perform collecting, observing and studying specimens. The museum in return can count on his hard work and interest.

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Joellee is currently doing her internship at the UPLB Museum of Natural History. She is an incoming Grade 10 student of the Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus. Although her hometown is in Masbate, approximately 220km away from Goa, Camarines Sur, she decided to take her secondary education at PSHS because it is a good avenue to hone her skills and to prepare her for higher studies.

When asked why the museum is her choice for the internship, Joellee said that it is one of the recommended institutions of their school that could provide her with a hands-on learning experience in research. She is enthusiastic about fieldworks because it is where the knowledge she has been taught with is being put into practice.

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Jerome, 17, is a student from the Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus. He initially wanted to do an internship related to physics because it is his and his mother’s dream to pursue aeronautics in college. But the slots were only limited so he took biology instead which is also one of his interests.

He wanted to take an internship related to biology and also as a possible degree program in college because he wanted to help his father. His father is a farmer and Jerome wants to learn about modern farming and new techniques that he can impart to his father.

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Des is an incoming Grade 10 student from Philippine Science High School-Bicol Region Campus in Camarines Sur. As a student of PSHS, she looks forward to her experience with the museum. She considers this opportunity as an introduction to higher research subjects she will be taking in the next school year. She is a DOST scholar who excels both in biology and chemistry. Her internship program will last for two weeks. She says that one of her teachers suggested MNH because it is an research and extension of UPLB, an institution that is respected/favored by fellow students alike.

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Aimee (/aɪmiː/), not (/eɪmiː/), is an incoming Grade 10 student from the Philippine Science High School-Bicol Region Campus in Camarines Sur. She is also a DOST scholar who is interested in chemistry and biology. She hopes that her experience as an intern at the Museum of Natural History will help guide her choices as a future senior high student and later as an undergraduate student.

Her two-week internship at MNH is an avenue for her to experience fieldworks instead of solely focusing on writing as she usually does. She expressed eagerness in learning the processes done before laboratory work.

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Carmela Maloles is a high school intern at the UPLB Museum of Natural History. She is an incoming Grade 12 student at the UP Rural High School.

At a young age, Carmela has been exposed to hospitals because of her mother’s work. She finds the usual “hospital smell” not as unpleasant as people think it to be. She aspires to be a medical technician and become an obstetrician/gynecologist later on. She also intends to use what she has learned in her internship as she takes other biology subjects like Molecular Biology.

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Vea of Cabuyao, Laguna is an incoming Grade 12 student at the UP Rural High School. She is taking up her research internship as part of a subject and is working under the supervision of Dr. Marian P. De Leon of the MNH’s Microbial Culture Collection.

Aspiring to become a pediatrician specializing in pulmonology, Vea is pursuing the K-12’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, & Mathematics) track. She finds laboratory work enjoyable because she is also interested in how scientific equipment helps in research.

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Jaymee is a Grade-11 student from the UP Rural High School. She is currently an intern at the UPLB Museum of Natural History Microbial Culture Collection/Laboratory to fulfill the requirements of her subject, SH-RES 3.1 (Senior High Research). Her internship runs the whole months of June and July 2017.

An aspiring microbiologist, Jaymee finds the museum’s internship program a great avenue for her to gain hands-on experience in research since most of the lessons taught in their school are theoretical. She is taking part in a research project “Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes in Bat Guano from Sta. Teresita, Cagayan Caves” led by Dr. Marian P. De Leon, MNH’s Curator at the Microbial Culture Collection.

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Kitch is currently having her internship at the UPLB Museum of Natural History in partial fulfillment of her degree program, BA Communication Arts major in Writing. Her internship will last from June 5 to July 2, 2017.

Although her course leans more on the Humanities than the Natural Sciences, she believes that a communication arts student should be able to practice effective communication not only in the scope of humanities but even in other scientific fields as all of them need communication in order to relate to people.

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Jann is an incoming fourth-year BA Communication Arts (BACA) student from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is currently working as an intern at the Museum of Natural History this June 2017 as a requirement of the BACA Practicum course.

Through the Museum’s internship program she is learning the role of communication in interdisciplinarity. As an intern, she is helping document the Museum’s activities by taking photographs and reporting the activities of the MNH-Texas A&M International Study Abroad Program.

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