Intern Blog Postings

Monday, June 10, 2013

Darren McKinnon

The tail end of the second week caught me by surprise; I was the overconfident gazelle to it’s stealthy, hungry lion.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alexandra Day

My second week as an SPS intern was just as much fun as my first!  On Sunday we had an outreach event at Howard County Community College, where I helped out with a demonstration that played music using a laser.  I had never seen that particular demonstration before, and I had a great time learnin

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jamie Garrett

My friend and I drove from Georgia to Washington, D.C. and arrived mid-day Saturday. Man was it hot outside! I thought, coming from the south, that it would be a nice cool spring day in Washington, but was I wrong.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jose "Ro" Avila

I remember the day I received the email from SPS offering me the Career Pathways internship for this summer. I was really excited, but at the same time I had no idea of what it actually meant, or what to expect from it.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Nikki Sanford

It’s hard to believe that my exciting, action-packed first week living and working in DC is finally coming to a close.  After the other interns and I met and moved into GW at Foggy Bottom last weekend, we started off the week with an Orientation at AIP.  We got to meet many of the people who help

Monday, June 3, 2013

Caleb Heath

What a week of firsts: my first breath of DC air, my first day of interning, my first taste of goat. I’m tired but happy. I expect to continue enjoying myself, but I don’t expect the exhaustion to subside. There’s much work left to do. And if there were no work . . . the city calls out for exploration.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Darren McKinnon

My new roommate Ro summed up our first day in DC with the simple and honest truth: “It doesn’t get weirder than this.” You see, we were at a restaurant at 11:30 at night thousands of miles away from our hometowns with people we had met less than six hours previous… And we were having fun.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Alexandra Day

What a great first week!  Our first event was a picnic on Sunday at the house of the Director of SPS, Toni Sauncy, which was incredible.  It was great to meet everyone in person and share our goals for our summer together in DC, and the food was amazing!  Our common interest in physics and SPS ma

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