The final week was busy; it was packed to the brim with events. This meant that there wouldn’t be a lot of time to go off and do whatever we wanted, so our final weekend was spent wrapping up all of the museums and sightseeing that we wanted to do.
Despite the title, I have nothing barbed to say about this week, except to wish that someone would hurry up and invent practical transporters. I would have saved considerable time at the airport. More importantly, I could come back at will.
Now that I’m back in London and getting stuck in to my classes for this term, the excitement of DC seems a million miles away. Talking to all my friends about what they’ve been doing this summer, I do feel like I’m bragging a bit when I describe what a great experience I had.
This summer was a good experience for me. I knew there was a lot to the field of science policy, and I knew that my public policy master coursework would be useful. However, nothing beats first-hand experience working on science policy.
This week has been very busy and very bittersweet! On Monday all the interns gathered at ACP to go through our presentations and see how we could improve them before the symposium on Tuesday. It was a bit daunting but so helpful to get everyone’s advice and suggestions.
I can’t believe how quickly time is passing. We only have a week and a half left, which is crazy. I am really enjoying the projects I have been working on and really like the other interns. It will be so sad to go our separate ways in just a few weeks.