What I do, day to day:
I perform extractions on biological matrices and analyze using LC/MS/MS (liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry).
While I have not had any prior internship experiences, I hope that I will be able to intern again in the future.
Most valuable part of this experience:
Having practical experience working in a laboratory environment, as well as meeting with professionals that work in the field.
Advice for students considering internships:
Remember to provide yourself ample time in order to make it to your internship site, in case of traffic or construction.
How this internship has helped me:
I am now much more prepared for my senior seminar, as well as having real-world experience working in a laboratory.
After graduating from Dickinson, I plan on going to graduate school in order to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry.
Learn more about internships at Dickinson.
Published July 25, 2018