African American Intern Experience

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From Emeka Ogboh’s soundscape in the African Art Museum to the spectacular Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian museums are wonderful places to explore. So a chance to intern at one is an opportunity that cannot be missed. I have the required skill set and mindset called for being a member of the Smithsonian intern team, and the reward for the time put into the program is worth it. School never bothered me. Starting in elementary school, I received all A’s with a few B+’s in the mix. But once I entered sixth grade and switched to a full-time Advanced Academic Program, I had to put in time and effort for superior grades. In the same way rocks must undergo extreme pressure to become diamonds, my teachers’ high expectations and the challenging …show more content…
For example, participation in theater productions in middle school taught me individual responsibility. In a musical, each person must memorize their lines, choreography, and harmonies inside out to put on a polished show. So I learned how to budget my time so I could practice weekly for opening night. Another after-school occupation of mine, volleyball, trains me to get along with others. Playing with girls disparate from me on a high school freshman team taught me how to see past differences. Both school and outside experiences have provided me with the skills needed to be cooperative and …show more content…
I dream of becoming the biomedical engineer that utilizes nanotechnology to overcome cancer. Working at the Smithsonian would support me in my endeavors by allowing me to collaberate with leading researchers in the science world. Thus, I could build a network of mentors and friends who share my interests and encourage me to pursue my wildest dreams. Not to mention college applications and the job market are less daunting if someone with more experience is there to help one through. And, of course, the research element will equip me with the skills needed in the research-heavy field I am pursuing. Coupled with the discovery of a muse, I would acquire an education unattainable in a regular school. Functioning in an office-like setting, I will gain valuable real world job experience. Furthermore, surrounded by experts and other pupils, I will gain more comprehensive, in-depth knowledge in both science and

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