Meet INHF's Summer 2022 Office Interns

By Mack Swenson on May 27, 2022 in Blog


Please join INHF in welcoming the newest additions to the office!

Jacob Molho, Trails InternHello, I’m Jacob Molho! I am originally from Oak Park, Illinois, but Iowa has been my home for the last five years. There is something so comforting about rolling prairie hills. In 2021, I graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Economics and History. I am especially interested in development economics and how public programs are beneficial to more than just finances. As the INHF Trails Intern, I will be quantifying the benefits of trails to the physical health, economic vitality and environmental sustainability of communities, and I am hoping to learn about efficient urban planning and what makes a “good” trail. Contact me at jmolho@inhf.org.


Bria Holthe, Conservation Programs InternMy name is Bria Holthe, and I am the new INHF Conservation Programs Intern. This summer I will be assisting INHF with grant writing and water sampling. I’m currently a senior at Central College majoring in Environmental Studies and English. I love hiking, kayaking and anything else that gets me outdoors exploring something new. I’ve been volunteering with INHF since January, and am excited to start officially working here. I’m passionate about learning about the interconnected nature of environmental issues, specifically environmental justice and climate change. This summer I’m looking forward to learning more about conservation in Iowa in general as well as the myriad of ways INHF works to further conservation efforts here. I’m excited to grow in my knowledge this summer while supporting INHF’s mission in any way that I can. Contact me at bholthe@inhf.org.

Mack Swenson, Communications Intern

My name is Mack Swenson, and I’m the INHF Communications Intern this summer! As communications intern, I will create social media, blog and magazine content for INHF, in addition to handling some event communication and special projects. I’m heading into my sophomore year at Drake University, where I am pursuing majors in Multimedia Journalism and Environmental Sustainability and Resilience and a minor in Politics. A North Dakota native, I have a penchant for the prairies and natural landscapes. When I’m not at the INHF office or working in the Sprout Garden across from the Drake campus, you can probably find me either indoors with a book or outdoors being active. During the next three months, I hope to explore the unique value of Iowa’s prairies and INHF’s vital role in preserving them, as well as the intersection of INHF’s conservation and legislative efforts. Contact me at mswenson@inhf.org.

Check back in a few weeks to meet interns working on INHF's four different land stewardship internship crews! Learn more about INHF’s internship opportunities here.