I have recently started my internship with the Deschutes National Forest (DNF) as a facilities maintenance technician working out of the Redmond Air Center. Through all the introductions to co-workers and different sites within the DNF I have found myself integrated into several projects. These projects range from safety inspections of facilities to new construction and remodeling projects. I have also spent time in the Ochoco National Forest on a weekly basis working on several projects in their bunkhouses. These projects are to update the current buildings with new flooring, bathroom fixtures and paint. This will ultimately lead to better living conditions for employees while they are working out of that site. Though I am just getting started with my internship I can already see the impact and value of the work I am doing with the completion of each project.