Hi! I have been an intern in DC since June, and am staying on for the fall semester. Please continue this fabulous blog into the fall; it has kept me laughing through all the good and bad days. I promise: we interns will continue doing less-intelligent things in the fall semester.
[Editors Note: Per popular request, the DC [Summer] Intern Blog will remain open year-round, so please continue to send us your entertaining stories for publication!]
[Editors Note: this was an e-mail submitted looking for information re: upcoming internship.]
Hi, I am starting a congressional internship this fall....and I was wondering if they drug test. I don't think they do, from what I've read. I smoked a joint with a friend last night and just wanted to find out for sure.
This blog is dedicated to those DC residents who eagerly await (or completely dread) Intern Season. Essential to the function of offices in DC, interns are willing to complete tasks that are often considered undesirable.
For many interns, this blog will not apply. For those interns to whom it does apply, we hope that you use these anecdotes to change your behavior and, eventually, change the stigma attached to DC interns.
*PLEASE NOTE: As with the viral nature of the Internet, many offices are concerned about anonymity and poor reflections upon them - please be assured that no office or individual will ever be singled out. This blog operates under complete anonymity and will never be of a libelous nature; it will never post any identifying information including, but not limited to: place of work or residence, name, or congressional office. We welcome you to submit any absurd intern stories you are bound to acquire. TWITTER EXCEPTION: we assume you give us permission to re-tweet any submissions you send our way via your public Twitter account.
To the interns: please use this blog as a learning tool. Godspeed and best of luck this summer. firstname.lastname@example.org