When I first received the phone call telling me I was accepted for the internship, I was concerned that I would not be able to perform and fulfill the role of a summer intern, let alone being an intern at a law firm! Where I come from there are few, if any, attorneys let alone college graduates. The attorneys and staff did a great job of breaking the ice and making me feel right at home. What impressed me most during my 6 week internship were the successful people at Baker Donelson that seem to really care about teaching me about the legal field and corporate America.
This internship has ultimately taught me many things about myself. I have learned that when I am really passionate about something, there is no such thing as being tired or boredom. I gained insight into what I want to do professionally, after college. I have a goal and will stay focused and make decisions that will help me reach it. I also learned that law touches every aspect of American society; criminal, musical, commercial, labor, and even invention patents! I really appreciate everyone involved with the Nashville Bar Association internship program, Baker Donelson, and the many people that spoke to us throughout the summer. I want you all to know that this is something I will never forget for the rest of my life.
The Tennessee Credit Union Academy of Business & Finance, Antioch High School