Happy Summer Captains!
We are excited to introduce our intern bloggers! Be sure to visit this page often to read all about their summer adventures!
Name: Emily Van Opdorp
Minor: Leadership Studies
Graduation Date: May 2017
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Internship Site: FEMA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
How I Found My Internship: USAJobs.gov and recommendations from neighbors who work for the government
Memory/Something learned in first week: On the very first day of my internship during the Pathways Summer Intern Orientation, the interns found out that President Obama was in the same building as we were for the Hurricane Season Preparedness Briefing. FEMA headquarters was essentially placed on lockdown (except not the bad kind of lockdown). At the time, the interns were unaware that we were in the same building (and only a couple floors above) as the President, however, I still found it super cool and it made me realize how important the agency I will be working for this summer is.