Sarah Hamad

Sarah Hamad

Project: Facility Management Strategic Writing

School: Tufts University

Major: International Relations, Community Health

Interning at OMFR has been such a wonderful experience in part because it has given me new eyes. As an International Relations and Community Health double major, I’ve gotten to learn more about the facilities management field and see its relevance to real life. For instance, one weekend, while exiting an elevator at my dorm, I saw a man wearing a tan uniform that had HVAC written on the shirt pocket. Normally, this wouldn’t catch my attention, but this time I recognized what the letters meant. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning— information I learned during an email exchange with a mechanical engineer during my second week here.

Of course, I have learned plenty related to writing as well, such as how to write successful interview questions, choose my own deadlines, decide on a topic, etc. Below is a list of projects I have worked on. Hopefully, this gives you an idea of what this internship might look like for you!

I’ve had a ton of fun writing, but I’ve had a ton of fun outside the office too! If there’s anything true about an OMFR internship, it’s that the supervisors here want you to enjoy your experience just as much as they want your final products! My supervisors always ask me, “Sarah, how do you feel about this? Are you enjoying your summer?” and encourage me to explore the Smithsonian while I am here. I have experienced and learned so much so far, and I look forward to the rest of my summer here!