The day to day tasks of my internship are much different than what I expected. The first goal I have established for myself in order to excel at my internship regarding communication. I often have a difficult time talking with people on the phone, and part of my job so far has been calling radio stations to see how much advertising for the campaign costs. This has been and will continue to be good practice for me, as I am getting out of my comfort zone. I am not sure how many phone calls I will make throughout the course of my internship, but I am sure it will be more than enough for me to get over my fear. My networking goal is a little more tricky, as I am currently working remote. As much as I enjoy the freedom of working from home, a drawback of this way of working is that that I do not have that much contact with professionals in my area. To overcome this, I will make an effort to get to know the leaders of the special interest groups that sponsored the ballot initiative I am working for, as there are many involved.
The final goal of mine is to step into leadership roles when I have an opportunity. This also is a little difficult for me working remote, but I am sure that there will be many opportunities for me to step up and lead. I have lived in Lone Tree, Colorado for basically my entire life, and am eager to help not only my community, but Colorado as a whole.