Hello again, everybody! Found myself with some time and thought I would update everyone on what I think is probably the most interesting part of my internship with Foresight Design Initiative this summer.

Every Friday, we head to downtown Chicago to participate in an Intern Lunch Series. Now what is this, you might ask? Well, the Intern Lunch Series is a brown-bag lunchtime lecture series, where my group of interns, along with other interns from a multitude of different organizations, go and visit an environmental-minded group. During these lunches, people who work at these organizations tell us a little bit about what they are doing.

Some examples of places we have gone to include the National Resources Defense Council, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Each opportunity has given us the chance to connect with like-minded interns that are around our own age. This has the benefit of expanding our networks and getting to know young people interested in the same topic as us. As well, it gives us the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of experts in our chosen field, and to learn more about the job opportunities that may be available for students and future graduates such as us. But finally, it gives us the opportunity to see great views of the Chicago skyline, such as those I have posted below.

View from NRDC

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I am really enjoying the opportunities and knowledge that I am gaining from my internship with Foresight Design Initiative. The friends that I have made, the people I have met, and the projects that I have been working on have given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge about my chosen field and to learn skills and abilities from others that I had not thought about previously.

 

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