Many a Hill staffer has walked through the Capitol Visitor's Center (CVC) and witnessed a frightened intern embarking on their first Capitol tour. We've all been there, we get it. The chandelier is not from the Titanic, or a whore house, etc. However, what I overheard was particularly egregious. To a group of at least 15 visitors I hear said intern boldly state, "I'm pretty sure like, they put Helen Keller in the CVC because, they felt bad for her because she was super retarded." And there you have it folks.
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!