Hi! I am Maddie and I am the Winter 2019 intern. My first visit to Grasmere and the Wordsworth Trust was in 2018. I was on a study abroad at the BYU London Centre and we stopped by Grasmere on our way to Edinburgh. The quiet beauty of Grasmere was worlds away from bustling London … Continue reading Meet Maddie!
Life at the Wordsworth Trust is full of hard, back-breaking work. Long days, no breaks, terrible scenery, and you definitely never get to take a week vacation to travel around Italy. I kid. Life in Grasmere is amazing, and if you work hard and ask really nicely, you can probably get some time off to … Continue reading A Romantic Italian Connection
Posted on my personal blog November 13, 2018 Hello, Kristina here. Allow me to tell you about one of my favorite parts of the internship at the Wordsworth Trust: project time! Each week, I might be given some time to work on projects. The head honchos at the Trust assign me projects based on … Continue reading Reading Wordsworth’s (Original) Words
This is from my personal blog and was written October 8, 2018. Imagine the most beautiful place you have ever seen. Now imagine that you could drive for thirty or forty or fifty minutes and still be surrounded by that same beauty the entire time. That’s where I live. The Lake District is one … Continue reading Walks on Walks on Walks!
This post is coming later than traditionally appropriate, but for posterity's sake, better late than never! My name is Kristina Jorgenson and I was fortunate enough to be accepted as the Fall 2018 intern at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, England. I'm a senior at BYU studying English and Communications. I recently returned from … Continue reading Meet Kristina: Autumn Intern 2018!
So you’re coming to work at the Wordsworth Trust and you have no idea what to bring! Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Outside of the obvious (clothes, underclothes, etc.) I figured I could give some ideas of things to bring. Some Things I Brought That I’m Glad I Did: Hiking shoes Exercise clothes Camelback … Continue reading A Suggested Packing List
Of all the many, many hikes around here worth doing, my favorite is Grisedale Tarn. In fact, I love it so much I've done it three times! (Okay, that’s not technically the truth. I do love the hike, but I did it three times because the first time I wasn’t reading my map right and … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Grisedale Tarn
I am running out of time on my internship here in beautiful Grasmere, so here is a list of the highlights for future interns to look forward to and to draw random people in to visit William Wordsworth's old haunt. 10. The walk to the Co-op -- I know that walking to the grocery store … Continue reading An Intern’s Top Ten List for Grasmere
One of the things I do here as an intern is something that is written in the rota as “project time.” This title really confused me the first few days I was here. Was everyone working on one big project that I’d find out more about later? Did I have to come up with something … Continue reading Projects, Projects, Everywhere
Internships are great but they can be draining, especially when you work there full time and take class credits full time. Sometimes I wake up and get ready for work in the morning with zero motivation to be cheerful and friendly. Bubbly takes energy and that is hard to give every day. All introverts can … Continue reading Breaking Down the Walls Around My Comfort Zone