Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Of Bugs & Bureaus

I've really had almost nothing that I've needed to do this past week. That can be a blessing and a curse. I'll be heading back to Bryan in a few weeks here, and things are bound to get a lot faster paced. For now though, I'm just reading A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West by Ian Johnson, and taking videos of bugs. That's right, bugs.



Okay, so I have videoed bugs, but I have actually been spending a good deal of time looking at internships for next summer and figuring out what it would take to apply. I'm required to do an internship for my major, and I want it to be something really interesting and possibly challenging. So even though I don't like planning, I've started looking now. I'm mainly considering something with the International Justice Mission, or the State Department. IJM, unfortunately for now, seems to have all their internships geared toward people who have recently graduated college, as opposed to still in it. Thus, the State Department has come back to the front of my attention. If I could get accepted, it would mean either moving to DC for the summer, or going abroad, and doing who knows what either way! There are so many different bureaus within the Department itself that it's really mind boggling to even look at all the possibilities. I would like something related to my major (obviously), and there are plenty of things like that. The other thing is that I would really prefer to go abroad. Not only have I been wanting to just do it again for some time, but it would actually be cheaper in some ways, because you get housing (in DC you have to fend for yourself). So anyhow, I'll be working on that more in the next couple months, and it will be interesting to see what God's plan is.  

1 comment:

Anon said...

Fantastic.