As the final week of my internship begins, I have taken some time to reflect on the experience and to look forward to what is to come. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable this experience has been for me. The internship has been unlike any other I have participated in, as I have been constantly involved in the organization’s work and have been given a high level of responsibility. This freedom has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of several topics in the field by really diving into the questions and challenges that face juvenile justice professionals today, rather than just doing administrative work or merely scratching the surface on some of these issues. Additionally, living in Washington D.C. for eight weeks has given me the opportunity to discover a new place and to be constantly engulfed in topics of interest to me, whether it be juvenile justice, politics, or even sports. I have been constantly amazed by this city and its culture, people, and places. Looking ahead, this internship has given me a new sense of confidence upon entering the professional world next year, and has taught me many valuable lessons that I will carry with me as I embark upon my final year of school and start planning for my future professional endeavors.
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