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Josie

Josie

Home Institution: University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Internship Site: U.S. Department of Justice

Program: Law & Criminal Justice

Discoveries for the Market Devotee

Monday, September 16, 2013

Good Morning,Today marks the end of my weekend and surprisingly, I feel both relaxed and energized. With my roommate gone for the weekend, I took some time to go out on my own and find some markets I had heard were great. I would definitely describe myself as a “market girl”, but I’d proudly take the title of “foodie” (well, mostly desserts) as well. So, no matter where I am, I always keep my eyes and ears open for the newest flea or farmer’s to go digging for treasures (or food).   District Flea

Giving Back to Our Temporary Home

Saturday, September 14, 2013

As part of our Washington Center experience, outside of our internships and courses, every intern must participate in a Civic Engagement Project. This piece of the Washington Center program is where we all volunteer significant time to a cause of our choice and give back to the city we all temporarily call home. I wanted to take some time to write about this aspect of the program, because in a lot of ways it is the most rewarding part of our time here.

How I Became a Professional

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Good evening readers,Tonight I come to you (via blog) a new woman. In my last post, I was a nervous wreck, pacing my apartment, and twiddling my thumbs. Since then, I have survived my first professional work week, and I am now in the final hours of my much needed weekend. The Internship

Free to Explore

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Today is the big day… the day I start my internship with the OIA (Office of International Affairs). And since I am expecting things to be a little crazy-busy until the weekend, I wanted to get up early and talk about my first week living in Washington, D.C.

How to Make Friends Without Your Voice

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Good morning first-time readers,It was one week ago that my mom and I had the car jam-packed and we set off for my big move to Washington, D.C. I had so many ideas and expectations constructed in my head, about what it would be like here at TWC (The Washington Center). One thing I can admit to you this morning is that things are not always what they seem -- in my case, they are better.



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