Over the summer I had the opportunity to work with a cohort of interns.
To say that it was a unique experience, given all that has been happening in 2020, was an understatement, but we made the most of it!
Over the course of eight weeks we met virtually. We shared ideas, experiences, perspectives, and did our best to keep things fun. It couldn’t have been easy for them, and I’m sure this was not what they had envisioned when they made plans to seek out a summer internship in 2020.
What they didn’t know, at least until I told them 6 weeks into the program, was that THEY were the ones making my summer amazing. I looked forward to hearing from them in our group chats, answering their questions, providing resources and feedback, helping where I could, and most of all, I enjoyed our virtual meetings.
On the days that we met, they were the highlight, without question.
And it’s my hope that in some small way, I was able to give them just a smidge of the happiness and fulfillment they gave me.