After almost 11 hours of fights, layovers and traffic, I finally arrived at my new home at George Washington University. All 14 of the SPS interns share a giant suite type dorm, with two students per room.
I can’t believe I made it to this point. I made it through the week. Everything started out busy. Friday was my last week of student teaching, Saturday I graduated, Sunday I packed and completed my last minute tasks before I left, flew out Monday morning and moved in that afternoon.
While Friday still needs to occur before calling the first week of my internship finished, I already learned so much in just the first few days. As an intern for the American Institute of Physics' online science policy coverage publication FYI, my mentor is Mitch Ambrose, science policy analyst.
It’s been about five weeks since I was in DC, and so much has happened since then. Saying goodbye to my roommates and friends I made over the summer was hard, but I had the feeling that we would definitely be seeing more of each other in the not-so-distant future.
I cannot believe that so much time has passed by since my time in D.C. Looking back on my summer intern life I must say I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that I had. Yes, being away from home was difficult, but it was such an adventure. I made so many friends and learned so much!
It has now been nearly one month since I finished my internship with the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Looking back at this internship has been quite fun. I spent most of my summer running around trying to get everything done that needed to be.