I am an intern and after discovering this blog I have done everything in my power to NOT be like the interns about whom I read daily. The other day I experienced a classic "overheard on the metro" conversation. I won't give much background, but I will say that they were quite loud, and of course, flashing those shiny green badges.
Male Intern 1: Yeah, this is my first internship ever, I'm lucky it's on the Hill.
Female Intern 2: Awww it's like you're an internship virgin!!!
Male Intern 1: Yeah. Pretty Much. I end internship X on July 3rd, but start internship Y after July 4th.
Female Intern 2: Ohhh so it's like a twosome!!!
First off, if that was supposed to be a sexual innuendo, gross. Second, as a universal piece of advice to every intern, please stop name dropping your offices. Or don't ... because then we wouldn't have this wonderful blog.
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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