Last week, we had a new intern start in our office and on her first morning we offered to grab a donut for her. She agreed and my colleague and I went to the donut section in the Rayburn Cafeteria. We went to grab the last donut that was there and right before my hand could pick up the donut, another hand swooped down and grabbed it. I was confused and bewildered as to why someone would grab the donut when I was clearly going for it.
When I looked up, I saw it there on his jacket, the Green Badge. The intern looked at me, smiled, and said “SNIPED!” He then turned around and walked away smiling and laughing.
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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