Its almost over. I am about to enter the last week of my internship. I am sorry that things are over so soon. With all of the security issues, I feel like my assignments have come and gone way too quickly. Still, I had an amazing experience at both the AAPD and the Chief Human Capitol Officer’s Office of DHS. I had great bosses, relaxing yet busy working environments, where there was a lot to do but no one snapped or lashed out due to deadlines. It all makes me wish I had more time.
I also met a lot of very interesting people. My roommates, the people I did the internship with, the people in my DHS and the AAPD offices, and the people the AAPD brought in to help us. It has all been fascinating. I am grateful for all the people I got to know here.
As stated in previous blogs, I also have gotten a surer footing from this experience. I have developed greater self-confidence and pride in who I am and what I have. I am also feeling much more strongly that I want to go in social justice work of some kind, though what is still anyone’s guess.
Beyond there, there is an element of concern. I am honestly a little scared. Will I get a job? Did I do everything I could at the internship? Was there one more thing I could have done? I feel like I did a good job, but I am still nervous. I am eager to see what comes next, and to know what it will feel like in September when I don’t have classes to go back to.
Well, that’s the end. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I had a wonderful summer, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity I had.