As my first week of this internship draws to a close, I am very excited to see where this summer takes me. I have learned a lot within the first few days of my internship and I am sure I will learn a lot more.
The process of moving to Washington DC was a real hassle. I've never moved by myself before and I took a plane on top of that. It was pouring raining when I arrived and I had to try to drag three giant suitcases around GWU campus to find Amsterdam hall.
So it is early in the morning of my third workday, and so far I am really enjoying working here at AIP. I was really nervous about performing well, being professional enough, and living up to the expectations set for me as an intern, but the experience is much different from what I expected!
So, I guess it’s finally all over, at least for now. As I write this I’m sitting at my desk, back in Alaska, looking out over some spruce trees instead of a cityscape, realizing just how quick the summer went by.
It's crazy to think that there is only a single week of this internship left. There are so many things that I still want to do, but I definitely won’t be able to get to them all. I guess I’ll have to return to DC at some point.
The last week of the internship was extremely hectic. Scrambling to get my project completed, scrambling to get my poster printed, and scrambling to finish and perfect my oral presentation. All of that stress paid off, because I did indeed finish all those tasks before I had to leave.