My office has a fairly simply system of keeping track of the staff. We have an online leave form that you fill out and then post on our office site. This enables everyone to know where you are in case there is a call or someone is looking for you. Today, one of our interns filled his form out, graciously letting the entire staff, including the director of our division, know that he would be leaving early for a crucial "intern happy hour." If you are going to skip out on work for fun, try not to publicize it.
This blog is dedicated to those DC residents who eagerly await (or completely dread) DC Summer Intern Season. Essential to the function of most 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.
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To the interns: Please use this blog as a learning tool. Godspeed and best of luck this summer!