Turning in my badge was difficult. For the past three months, it has been my key to a door I’ve been itching to open for years. Unlike “unsecured” workplaces, I can’t just walk in and say hi whenever I want. I need to be invited, approved, and escorted. Now that my internship is over, I’m an outsider.
I plan to take the Foreign Service Officer Test this summer. If I pass, my training would start shortly after graduation next year. In the mean time, I plan to intern in the private sector and on the Hill so that I can have something to compare my first internship to. This was an incredible experience, and I loved every minute!