As a child, I was dead-set on being one of two things: an English lady or a government spy. This summer, I almost get to fulfill both goals. I’ll be working for the American Embassy in London.
Although researching for the Bureau of Economic Affairs probably won’t include a large amount of stealth and secrecy, I will be writing reports for the government. And that is almost a spy. My fellow interns and I will update market graphs and data daily in addition to informing our superiors about the latest economic developments. This information will be used to compile a daily report that will be sent to D.C. The rest of my time in the office will be spent assisting various officers with assorted projects. More importantly, I plan to see the sights of London and, if possible, the English countryside (though not in a corset). Hopefully, I will get to see all of the sights and sounds that inspired the books I loved growing up. Possibly, I will hum “I Could Have Danced All Night” as I ride the Tube or a double-decker bus.