I'm interning at the NIH this summer, and I have a few questions... responses would be very valuable in helping me understand what my life for 3 months in a mysterious city will be like lol. For those of you who have worked at the NIH, either as a summer intern or postbac (or any one of their many available positions), I have a few questions: 1. how much free time did you have, and what did you do with it? (what are the things to do around Bethesda, and within the NIH itself?) how did you balance your work with your lifestyle? 2. how are the workshops and lecture series? were they valuable? 3. how did your build relationships with those in your lab? 4. what advice do you have for a successful intern experience? what types of things are appreciated and valued at the NIH? was it hard adapting, or were they welcoming right away? 5. did anyone have any particular trouble finding housing? 6. is the metro convenient? 7. how was coordinating moving in (to apartment or nearby dorm) with your internship start date? 8. where did you meet people? do interns usually interact with each other or have opportunities to meet one another? 9. i've heard of people taking classes while they're at the NIH. how does ths work? i saw on the website that they have classes for med and dental students, but do they have any for undergrads? Thanks!