First of all, it was amazing to me to see what the actual design process is like and how projects are executed in the working world compared to in college. My favorite part was going on site and seeing projects getting put into action, and seeing the outcome of all of the engineering and design work that gets put in every week. I also enjoyed attending meetings. Although I personally did not say much at many of the meetings, it was good experience to be a part of this kind of professional interaction.
It was disappointing to me that because I am an intern, I was not able to travel with the team to many of the job sites. For example, the entire team flew to Colorado to look at the site and work on the design, while I had to remain in the office. I finally got to go to one of the local job sites near the end of my internship, but there were a few projects that I feel like I missed out on a lot because I could not go see what I was working on in person.
Advice to Potential Interns
This internship was a very good learning experience, and I would definitely reccomend. However, most of the work and learning is technical and not much field work/experience.