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Preparing for Life After Dickinson

Kathryn Flynn '18, U.S. Army War College

Major:

Middle East studies, Arabic minor, security studies certificate.

Internship title:

Research intern.

How I got this internship:

I got this internship by responding to a posting from the Career Center.

What I do, day to day:

I research my topic and will end the summer with a written report on that research.

Other internships:

I interned at Advantus Strategies last summer. I hope to intern for the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) in the fall and possibly a post-grad internship in D.C. somewhere.

Most valuable part of this experience:

The most valuable things that I learned from this internship are: learning to be a more concise writer, research at a higher level and learning to work in and enjoy an office atmosphere.

Advice for students considering internships:

Make sure you outline your project or responsibilities early on in the internship so both you and your mentor are on the same page when it comes to completion dates and work completed. This will help you stay on track and help your mentor better support you.

How this internship has helped me:

I have learned a better way of collecting research to make writing reports easier, which will help during my senior year thesis. I have also learned how to work with coworkers, which will help in life after Dickinson.

Post-Dickinson plans:

I hope to attend law school and join the Navy as a JAG.

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Published October 20, 2017