The husband and I relocated to southern Pennsylvania two years ago so that he could attend law school. I’m originally from upstate New York and he’s from northern Pennsylvania.
The husband will be starting his third and final year of law school this month. This summer he worked as an intern in for the IRS in Washington, DC. Impressive, right? He has been very successful in his law school career. He has had great grades, has gotten paid internships after his first and second years and will be doing an externship with a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice during this upcoming semester. I’m really proud of him!
Often the second year internship for law students can lead to employment after graduation. Internships are so important. So the husband has been staying with friends of ours in Baltimore and commuting in to DC this summer. Baltimore is about an hour and 45 minutes from where we live and DC is about 45 minutes beyond that. Our only time together has been on the weekends but we were willing to make the sacrifice this summer because we know how important that second year internship is.
Today is the last day of his internship with the IRS. Last week he had a review with his supervisor, after which she sent on an email to HR “strongly recommending” that the husband be offered a position for after graduation. On Wednesday he received a call and was offered positions in four offices! He received not one but four offers! He received offers from offices in Washington, DC; Richmond, Va.; Baltimore, Md.; and Philadelphia, Pa. He would likely start sometime in September next year, after taking the bar.
I am so, so proud of him! I knew that all of his hard work would pay off and it really has. Hooray for him!
Who knows what else might happen this year and what other offers he might get! It’s very exciting to think about! It’s also a little nerve-wracking! How far away will we be moving? Will we be moving closer to our families or even farther away from them? What am I going to be able to find in terms of employment? Will we be able to sell our house? Will we buy a new house or rent? So many questions!
We’re definitely going to have some serious thinking to do and important decisions to make this year. As for the IRS, they need his decision by Sept. 10th, so we need to determine which of these cities we prefer.