My Farewell

2011-12-09 18:43:10.000 – David Narkewicz,  Summit Intern

Me in Snowy Conditions on the Tower

It is crazy how time flies! One day I am riding up the Mount Washington Auto Road for the first time to be interviewed for the intern position, and in a blink of an eye my internship is at its end. It is sad to write but this is the last week of my Mount Washington Observatory internship. It has been an amazing experience for me. Coming into it I was a little nervous about living in a remote location for 8 consecutive days but more than excited to witness, ‘the World’s Worst Weather.’ As a recent college graduate in meteorology it was awesome opportunity to work for this organization. I learned new things every day that I will use for the rest of my life. I believe that the fall internship is the most exciting and best term to intern. The fall internship gave me the opportunity to experience and see it all. The best thing was being able to witness the transitioning of seasons from summer to fall to winter. This included interacting with the general public that visited the summit, observing the spectacular foliage views from New England’s highest peak, and experiencing firsthand what it feels like to walk around in winds 100+ miles per hour winds. Some people backpack Europe when they graduate college. In my eyes I think I one-upped them with my immediate post college experience.

I would like to take the time to thank the Mount Washington Observatory for offering this internship and giving me the opportunity to spend four months working for it. It is a great stepping stone in my professional career. If anyone knows someone that would be interest in a summit intern experience I urge you to pass on the information linked here. It is a once in a life time experience. I would like to thank my shift (Brian, Ryan, and Rodger) who have been great to work beside and have help me learn new aspects of the job daily. I also would like to thank everyone else I have met and worked with over the past four months including the other shift, the summer museum attendants, volunteers, and valley staff. It has been one amazing experience that I do not want to leave. But if I don’t I wouldn’t let the next person experience this position. This isn’t ‘goodbye’ to the top of Mount Washington; it is, ‘see you next time I venture up.’

 

David Narkewicz,  Summit Intern

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