My internship is actually at a college, the University of San Diego. In terms of how it has affected what I want to do in college, I would really like to study something related to Peace, Conflict Resolution, or the likes. WorldLink is a program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, which is part of the Kroc School of Peace Studies, which gives USD students the opportunity to learn about attempting to make peace and how conflicts can be resolved. I'm not sure if I'd like to major in this, but it definitely sounds interesting as something to study.
As I've said before, the people at the IPJ are doing something they love and trying to make the world a better place. When I can, I definitely aim to do something that is satisfying, rather than something that just gets me by. This internship has shown me some things about how to communicate effectively when talking about issues of peace and justice, and how different people strive to change the world. At the Institute right now, people are coming back from excursions in Africa and other parts of the world, trying to communicate the message of peace to other countries and getting a feel for the situations in other countries so we can take steps toward successful solution processes.
In college, of course, I will definitely take classes related to the study and processes of peace. Perhaps International Relations or something about diplomacy. I would love to have a job in which I can strive to lend aid to others and improve their lives.