We have a new intern and on his first day he has already distinguished himself as the most obnoxious intern ever. And he's looking for a job, so watch out D.C. All of these quotes are from his first day. I'm sure we'll have more (unless we fire him).
Intern: How old do you think [insert name of two asian staffers] are?
Staffer: Not sure, upper 20s maybe 30.
Intern: No effing way, SERIOUSLY?
[Ten minutes later two staffers come over]
Intern: Ohmygod, I refuse to believe your'e that old, you look so young"
Intern: You people seriously never age, do you?
Staffer: Hey [intern] can you help run mics right now for this event.
Intern: *Sigh*, can i get them next time? I'm reading this really interesting article in FP right now and want to finish it.
Last year, I had the privilege of serving as an intern on the Hill. It was one of the best experiences of my life. This year, I'm returning to DC to intern for a think tank and am really looking forward to reading the blog again. This blog helped me avoid the damaging mistake of wearing my red badge of courage outside of the office and confirmed to me that I was indeed making the right wardrobe choices, however conservative they may have been. I'm very happy to be headed back to DC, and look forward to reading this blog all summer.
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!