The environment, staff, and cutting edge science is amazing to be a part of. Working for a rare disease gene-therapy is highly rewarding when you see how you are developing methods to change lives forever.
What I wish was different
Having more interactions with other interns would have been nice. There are mandatory meetings and gatherings, but not enough time to get to know everyone else in the program.
Being open-minded, especially in the science field is the best thing you can do. There are endless possibilities on how to solve problems, so being open and able to try new things is essential.