It's hard to believe that I'm almost done with my internship. I've just got this one month left!
Well, I guess it isn't hard to believe at all - I've been at this since the last week of December, and the standard internship length is three months so in a way I'm uber-overdue to finish. I'm like a super-senior intern who has been there longer than any of the other ones. It's time to move on.
I haven't learned all that I hoped I would. I'm better at public speaking, and I've certainly increased my knowledge of Ancient Egypt. I can now claim experience working with kids, although I still don't feel comfortable with large groups of them. But I didn't gain any experience with cataloging, curating, art conservation, or anything like that. My hopes that I would be able to write a new talk and make an addition to the official museum canon was pretty much shot down by Grandmaster because I wasn't a proper Egyptologist, even though I was prepared to make the work as scholarly as possible, with sources cited and everything! That was a real disappointment.
Well, I'm doing my best. What more can you do?