Well, my internship is over. 😦 I’m really sad to be done and not have a structured schedule anymore.
My internship taught me a lot. I grew as a writer and researcher, I took in lessons from older students, and learned just how ridiculous Illinois government can really be. I was lucky enough to have an internship where there wasn’t a “daily grind” and things were more laid back. I worked on projects about gambling, parking, lobbying, and libraries among many other projects. I never would have had an opportunity to do projects like this or learn about these topics anywhere else. I love that my internship was so diverse I learned a little about a lot and still learned more about me.
I’m open to the idea of working for a non-profit or even in municipal law; something I never would have thought of before. I now realize that it is my job to be involved in the community and know what is going on with local, state, and federal governments. I’m so grateful for the volunteers and staff here who taught me so much about being a good citizen and being involved in the community. I hope to be able to come back to my internship and volunteer later so I can continue to help them do the good work they do all the time.