As of now, I have two and a half weeks left before I move out of my GWU and finish my internship. It has definitely made me think about how to make the most of my remaining time.
First, more than everything, I have tried to develop my reputation as someone who works hard and is eager to do their job. I think I have done a decent job in this respect. I plan on asking my staff members for more projects and opportunities as I wrap up my time on the Hill. I also will ask to attend briefings, as I haven’t yet attended any.
Second, I want to do fun things with my roommates here in GWU. I have visited nearly all of the museums and attractions I have sought to visit, with the exception of a few such as the White House and the African American History Museum (which may have to come in the future), and places such as Theodore Roosevelt Island. I also want to check out more restaurants. I’ll have to be on the lookout for recommendations.
Third, I need to wrap up my search for an internship (as I am in the Michigan in Washington program this fall). The main problem I have is that there are only a few places that I have an interest in. By only applying for a handful, I may be creating an unnecessary risk. I am meeting people in these organizations to try and improve my odds though.