This past weekend, I interned for the Albuquerque International Association (AIA). Their goal as an organisation is to educate Albuquerque on world cultures, history, and issues. They host events such as lectures in order to do this. On Sunday, before a lecture, I met the AIA at the Albuquerque Museum and helped set up.  I also helped Dr. Diana McDonald P.h.d, a professor at Columbia University who was the lecturer. I made coffee runs, printed flyers, and helped Dr. McDonald with her presentation. Afterwards, I attended the lecture “Why Mesopotamia Matters”. I learned about the earliest civilization of Mesopotamia, and the art that helped modern historians learn what life was like in ancient middle east. Overall, this was a great experience. I’ve made such amazing connections already, ones that were coincidentally just what I was looking for. As a journalist, I would really love to intern for the Albuquerque Journal here in New Mexico. The director of the Albuquerque International Association works there. My dream school is Columbia University in New York City, and Dr. McDonald teaches there. I’ve interned once, and already learned so much and met such amazing individuals, and I can’t wait to do it again.

Abigail Crouch