Looking back on this week has been both very eventful and very uneventful all at the same time. We had a four-day weekend with the 4th of July falling on a Tuesday. I spent both Saturday and Monday just hanging around the apartment, just relaxing.
Another week has come and gone here and D.C., it is crazy how quickly the time is passing here. I’m pretty sure all the interns are enjoying ourselves and frankly I don’t want to think about leaving, I know I won’t want to go.
This past weekend was the first time I got to explore D.C. tourist side. On Saturday, I was a bit of a busy bee. I went to the Eastern Market to get lunch and look around the stalls. They had a whole stall for custom bowties!
This week has been amazing in its own way. During the school year like so many other students around the country, I work a part time job over 20 hours a week, am a full-time student, and an officer in multiple clubs.
Although a little less invigorating than last week, this week has been about settling in. It is strange being able to get up at 6am with almost no problems now, especially because that was not something I ever accomplished in High School. So far at work the exhibit has been going along smoothly.
My first week has been a bit different that most of the other interns. While most of the other interns were settling into our apartment on Sunday, I was exploring Berlin. My school offers may term courses in which we can travel the world and explore interesting topics.
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.