Dovetail Partners Introduces New Summer Interns

(Mpls, MN) - Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based non-profit, is proud to introduce new summer interns that have joined the team to support current programs and projects.


Adam Zoet, Renewable Energy Policy Intern: Adam is a Masters of Public Policy graduate student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and has an interest in solving complex environmental policy issues through innovative policy alternatives that promote both environmental and economic benefits. Adam’s internship is supported with funding provided by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs’ Community-Based Research Program (CURA CAP). Adam’s internship includes researching biomass energy policies and developing diverse case studies.


Kelsey Reinke, Green Building Intern: Kelsey is a senior in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture program at the University of Minnesota.  Kelsey is interested in sustainable design and the relationship between architecture and the environment. Kelsey serves as Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Kelsey’s internship includes investigating green home renovation, building connections with architecture and green building organizations and organizing Dovetail’s media resources.


Olivia Allen, Communications Intern: Olivia is a junior at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and majoring in Communications with a minor in Professional Writing.  Olivia has worked as the Events and Publicity Aide for the UW-La Crosse College of Business and is interested in further developing her business communication skills. Olivia’s internship includes supporting the growth and success of Dovetail’s monthly e-newsletter and preparing for Dovetail’s annual fundraising campaigns in August and November.


Grace Giampietro, Environmental Policy and Education Intern: Grace is a junior at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities majoring in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management. Grace is interested in teaching environmental science or attending law school to learn more about environmental policy.  Grace’s internship includes researching the history and evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and supporting Dovetail’s Environmental Education Program.


“Our internship program is an important part of our work and it is exciting to have the opportunity to work with such knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals,” said Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners.