"My summer internship was at the National Center for Environmental Innovation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C. I researched and authored numerous reports regarding environmental management systems, international integrated permitting efforts, and innovative permitting throughout the United States. The experience was a great opportunity to become acquainted with a government agency in a short amount of time, and learn the true meaning of government bureaucracy. The employees of the agency were very intelligent, motivated, and friendly. I now have a greater appreciation for government work, and look forward to a career in public service."