Right now I've got a great internship at an MPO in MN. I'm learning a lot and all is well. This fall I'll start my MURP and lately I've been trying to think of places to focus my efforts on finding an internship for next summer. I'd really like to relocate out west to be a little closer to family/roots and, frankly, to get out of the Midwest. (I've enjoyed myself here but it's time to move on. I come from a long line of "movers".)
Has anyone ever gotten a paid internship on the other side of the country with absolutely no personal connections? Just one solid planning internship under their belt and a half of a MURP?
Is this such a "who you know" field that I should take any MN/WI connection I can get and just be happy with it?