Recently, I overheard a delightful comment made by a lovely, young intern who was giving a group of constituents a tour of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitor's Center. The intern stated, "yes, this is Emancipation Hall - it was named in honor of when women were given the right to vote. And the statue there is a replica of the one on top of the dome - it was the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty." Seriously, if you don't know, please don't make-up your own version of history. Chances are that some eight-year-old in your tour group has learned enough history by fourth grade to correct you. Moral of the story: Interns, please brush up on your Capitol tour knowledge. The blog has posted far too many mistakes in the past few weeks.
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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