After quite a few months of internship applications, and reconsidering whether or not I wanted to just spend the summer sizzling in Austin, and waiting, waiting, waiting to hear back, I finally got word a few weeks ago that I’ll be spending June and July interning at the Smithsonian in D.C.!
This week, I finally got my fingerprints taken, filled out the rest of (start of?) the paperwork required for any work with the federal government, and signed a lease on a shared apartment in D.C., just a fifteen minute metro ride to my summer gig.
I’m really, really excited.
I’m excited for the opportunity to work at one of America’s foremost cultural institutions. I’m excited to get more hands-on experience in my field. I’m excited for a change of scenery. I’m excited to be a tourist in D.C., especially all of the amazing museums. I’m excited not to have a car for a while and to be in a transport-friendly city. I’m excited to take more pictures and post more in this space. I’m excited!
Have you spent much time in D.C.? Other than Scandal, which I’ve been binge watching this week, and a free high school trip for being one of Montana’s top high school journalists (ha!), I know next to nothing. Any places that aren’t to be missed? Favorite bars? Restaurants? Walks? Tips, in general?
Do you have a favorite Smithsonian?
(photo from my Instagram feed)