SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi Everyone, So here I am thinking that matching to internship was the hardest thing, which, in all fairness, it was pretty hard, but at least the whole application/matching process was structured and time-limited. But this dissertation process is a different beast! I'm in a science-practitioner oriented Ph.D. program and will be starting internship in a couple months at a great site (APA-approved). And I can't tell ya how many times I have been told by everyone and their mother that you should try to get as much of your dissertation done as possible before internship, not to mention the site I'll be interning require that I defend my proposal before starting. The question is, how to stay focus and motivated? It is summer time and I'm at the library most of the time and feeling resentful that I'm at the library most of the time. For various reasons, I don't have a dissertation buddy, which I guess doesn't help. Anyone else on the same boat or have gone through the process to tell your battle wounds? Feedbacks/suggestions of getting through dissertation would be greatly appreciated!