Clark had never thought about a summer internship. Most kids worked at Sam’s during the summer or went all the way out to Kansas City or Topeka, where they found jobs bussing tables, painting houses, and mowing lawns to make a few extra bucks. Clark always spent his summers on the farm helping out Jonathan and Martha with whatever they needed.
Lana had been the one that had suggested it. One morning, she had given him a brochure. A glossy picture of a skyscraper in New York was on the cover and the inside revealed that it was looking for talented young people to do some work over the summer. Clark had filled out the application online and sent it in. He didn’t think anything of it until he got a phone call three weeks later asking him if he could come to New York the week after school was out for an interview.
Jonathan paid for the one way ticket and Lana got her uncle to put Clark up at The Dakota. He got a nice suit and tie out of it, too, but he felt nervous. As he sat at a large table in a conference room, he felt his foot quietly tapping the floor as he waited for the interview to finally begin.