Time has flown by! So far I have had great experiences in all of my rotations. I especially enjoyed my time at the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). I worked on many projects and felt like a valuable member of the team.
I developed educational and promotional materials for CNPP, such as Tweets, Facebook posts, and Tip of the Day posts. Seeing my working posted on the website, knowing it reaches thousands of individuals, is extremely exciting.
I also worked on a new Ten Tips– a great way for consumers to get quick tips on how to incorporate healthy eating and living into their daily routines. I relied on the Ten Tips long before I knew I would contribute to the series. I couldn’t wait to create a new one and add to the nutrition resource that I love! Everyone on our team was very appreciative for the work my partner, Becky, and I had done for them.
Prior to starting at CNPP, I wasn’t sure what to expect when working with the government. I was a little hesitant at first, but after just a day of working there, my anxieties were swept away. I found myself in a caring and exuberant work environment with people who love what they do and are excited to come to work. I was amazed how a small group of dedicated people could accomplish so much! Overall, I gained valuable experiences and skills that I will use throughout the remainder of my internship.