A summer intern tells all

Crossposted from Lean in King County

This summer, after completing the first year of my MPA program at UW’s Evans School, I joined King County’s Performance, Strategy, and Budget Office (PSB) as a Line of Business (LoB) Intern. I wanted to learn about the county, get more connected to the region, and apply my Evans coursework in a meaningful way.

I’ve learned a great deal about my own strengths in graphic design and communication, about King County’s Lean management system, and about the way King County agencies collaborate and operate. I had so many questions about acronyms and definitions, about relationships between agencies and nuances of PSB’s work, and there were always people willing to answer them. The projects I worked on felt meaningful and useful, never trivial. To put it succinctly – this has been a fantastic internship.

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