When Chris and I created this internship we reviewed literature about similar internships. We discussed mission and vision statements. We discussed objectives and measures of success. After meeting with Dr. Judith Ned, we ultimately decided to focus on one overarching goal. We wanted to make sure these 1st Generation students left our internship "Lovin' Libraries!"
To that end, we planned activities to make them comfortable with library resources at Stanford and at their schools. We planned activities to help them realize the vast support resources available on campus. We planned activities to allow employees to get acquainted with them and to build relationships.
Sadly, three interns (Samantha Castaneda, Joseph Thornton, and Ivory Brown) have already left. Luckily, we still have four interns (Heyab Chocol, Mia Kirkendoll, Abraham Tewolde, and Jazmin Contreras) until the end of this week.
As the internship drew to a close, we realized that we needed more time to spend getting to know the interns individually. We tried to remedy this with a few lunches for smaller groups before their last week. August 16th seemed so far away when they began working on June 3rd. Unfortunately, time flies when you're having fun.