This week at SPS: The first week of my internship with SPS has been exciting. This summer's internship program is still remote because of COVID-19, but there are still plenty of fun things happening virtually. We had our orientation this week, and we also had a meet and greet event!
I spent the majority of my first week attending and writing about the Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee’s (AAAC) biannual meeting. AAAC is responsible for coordinating select interagency efforts within the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and NASA.
Started the internship off with a rocky start. I had to move out of my apartment the same day the internship started, then had to make a 1,400 mile trek from South Texas to South Florida. But luckily my supervisor is super understanding.
My internship had a great start this week! I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know my fellow interns and the awesome people at APS. We met with SPS staff on Tuesday for orientation. It was great to learn more about the organization and get some tips for the summer.
Welp—we did it folks! Before this week started, I was nervous and excited and had so many questions about what my summer might hold. Would I get to write this week? Would my mentor be nice? Would the other interns be cool? Would I like this job?