What I liked
I was given the responsibility to work on the same kind of work that permanent staffers do. My supervisor trusted me with copy editing speeches, memos, and internal reporting products. The subject matter of all the materials fascinated me, given that I study energy and environmental policy. I enjoyed feeling like the work I was doing was important for achieving US foreign policy goals within environmental diplomacy. I also got to work on my editing skills, which is both valuable and transferable.