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internship series (3 parts) - overview

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to write a three-part series on an internship experience I had with a regional governmental organization in the Pacific Northwest of the US. To give you an idea of what to expect from this series, below is a quick overview of each part:

Part 1
I'll describe how I went about choosing the type of internship I wanted. This might be a no-brainer for some, but I began a long, introspective, and contemplative search period in the fall of my first year at SI because I was... confused. I'll cover my thinking through this period, my actual search process, and my end decision on an internship.

Part 2
In this section of the series I'll talk about my first days on the job this summer. I'll discuss some of the obstacles I encountered and how I circumvented them or dealt with them directly. This section will try to remain optimistic, so don't get too discouraged in the beginning.

Part 3
The final part of my series will be an attempt to answer the questions you may have for me: what did I learn; what SI skills applied to the work; what skills was I missing; and how does this inform my future plans at SI and beyond SI? I'll try to stay substantive here and less philosophical. After all, this was about 'practical engagement'.

If you're reading this blog entry, and have some questions of your own that don't appear to be covered, email me. Alternatively, you can comment after an entry and I'll do my best to respond.

Posted by pkleymee at September 18, 2007 02:08 PM


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