Being an intern for the past three years has been an exciting journey! As I continue my journey to college in the fall, as well as five other interns, I am excited for the future and hope to continue my connection with the intern program during my college years. The transition from a part time Leadership Council intern to an associate intern is going to be strange. Associate interns are interns that are pursuing higher education in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field yet remain involved in the program during the summer months, whereas the normal interns work year round. Once the new associates go off to college they are always welcomed with open arms to come back to the Academy and work during winter break and the summer break. The associates appreciate the fact that they still have a job when they come home from college and they are able to catch up with the intern family. When school starts it will be very strange to not have to go to work on the public floor of the museum, but its bittersweet because I will be coming back whenever I get the chance!