Reflections from Kyle M. Samperton
My internship experience provided valuable experience and insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the professional scientific community. Moreover, it gave me the chance both to observe and to take part in a serious scientific endeavor with significant ecological, economical, and social consequences. In all honesty, the scope of my internship program overlapped only marginally with my study of interest, geology; however, as stated, the internship provided invaluable exposure to the interconnectedness of science. Therefore, although my long-term professional/research interests are arguably unrelated to the majority of the content within my internship, I would not trade the experience gained from it for anything. If given the opportunity to do it again, I would gladly accept my internship without a moment's hesitation.