Today marks the first six months I’ve been in this position. Since it’s a one-year internship, that also means I’ve got six months left until it ends. It’s been a great experience so far, and I’d ideally like to be hired on as an actual employee when my internship is up. It looks like there’s some chance of that happening, but it’s still up in the air, and if it’s going to happen the process needs to start pretty soon. I’m taking off the next week to go to Philadelphia and New Jersey, and hopefully I should know when I get back whether staying on is a possibility.
If it isn’t, and really even if it is, I’m going to have to start furiously applying to jobs again. I’ve been monitoring job posting sites for a while now, and I’ve begun sending out a few applications, but especially for federal jobs the lead time is such that to have something lined up in six months I have to start applying in earnest now. There have been a few interesting jobs I’ve seen, and hopefully more will start to be posted in the next few weeks.
Overall, I’ve enjoyed my time in Alaska so far, and it should only get better when summer comes and I’ll start going out to parks. Even if I only get the one year here, it will definitely be a memorable one.