In 2010 The Washington Center launched the first InternsROCK! a city-wide appreciation week. The initiative honors approximately 20,000 interns who come to the nation’s capital each year to test-drive their careers at local businesses nonprofits and government agencies. Last year, 60 restaurants, museums, sporting venues, concert halls and boutique retail outlets came together and offered a variety of discounts to all interns in Washington, D.C. In its second year, InternsROCK! will be held from June 10th through June 19thand the program has been expanded to include more partnerships with community businesses and several special events. All Washington DC interns can take advantage of this event at no cost. Here’s more information about the event. WHO? All interns are eligible for receive discounts free of charge. In order to qualify, they’ll need to pick-up a wristband that they’ll have to show to receive the discounts. Interns will need to show proof of internship when picking-up the wristband at TWC. They can bring a letter from the supervisor, a written note, e-mail confirmation, etc. HOW? Wristbands are available this week. Visit our site to see times, dates and locations:http://www.internsrockdc.com/interns
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.
PLEASE NOTE: While many offices are understandably concerned about anonymity, please be assured that we will never post identifying information (including, but not limited to, place of work or residence, name, or congressional office).
We welcome you to submit any and all absurd intern stories you are bound to experience this summer.
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To the interns: Please use this blog as a learning tool. Godspeed and best of luck this summer!