The USDA has been an awesome place to intern. My supervisor has gone out of his way to make sure I am working on projects that I am interested in, as well as busy with things to do. Besides working on interesting projects, the people at the USDA are great.
One day this week, my stomach starting growling early in the day. Lucky for me, the girl in cubicle next to me recommended a little store the floor below us. I went to the store for that snack and was impressed with what I found. The store is managed and operated by a blind man. The reason I thought this was impressive was that everyone who buys from the store is on the honor system. I approached the counter to purchase my snack and had to tell him the item I was purchasing and then how much money I was giving him. I loved seeing how honest everyone was in their dealings at this little store.
I am glad to be interning at the USDA, where the people are awesome. I don't imagine that there are too many workplaces that would promote such opportunities, as well as trust their employees to not abuse their services.