Although I have read this blog for years, I've always been quite skeptical of some of the stories posted; perhaps I have too much faith in humanity, or just plain old human decency. A recent run in with some interns changed this. I was walking down the escalator at Dupont Circle on Tuesday night when I heard quite the commotion further up. As I looked back, I could see two pairs of interns - badges ever the giveaway - racing down the escalators piggy-back style. One of them shouted, "It's walk left stand right, right? F*** that!"
Needless to say, I started walking at a decent clip just to avoid these jokers.
I'm the internship coordinator a lobbying firm, and one of our interns had the unfortunate mistake of leaving the lowest privacy settings on Facebook, so the President of our company was privy to the following description of her internship which was promptly blasted around the office: "i run errands whenever possible so i can expend some energy and check out business hotties and figure out this city, i listen to hearings and type inhumanly fast to write down every word people say, and i kiss a lot of ass."
This blog is dedicated to those DC residents who eagerly await (or completely dread) Intern Season. Essential to the function of 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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