Yesterday, I edited an intern's blog post. (Note that this intern cannot write at all. Check out these actual sentences he wrote: "This term is being is used around the world...in many countries. Its a discriminatory term.") I sent the edited document back and asked him if it looked okay. After a few minutes, he replied, "Um, I looked over it, and I'm not sure I can accept these edits. I usually write with more creative license and lots of ellipses, so how you changed it might not work for me. I'm going to sit on it for a while, and I'll get back to you. I am in a master's degree program, you know, so I need to make sure I'm writing in a way that makes the most sense to me." This should be a fun 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!