Campus Overload: D.C. Interns


Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011

#THATintern: The networking intern

For some reason, that intern thinks internship success (and, more importantly, life success in the great city of Washington) is based on a stack of business cards.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011

#THATintern: The old intern

The old intern is usually going through a midlife career change, perhaps prompted by a layoff, midlife crisis, belated decision to attend college or a bucket list that includes, "Do an unpaid internship."

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011

How can employers help their unpaid interns?

As college students accept internships that pay little or nothing, there are things employers can do to help.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011

#THATintern: The Greek intern

That intern goes on and on and on about how living in a sorority or fraternity is the perfect practice for living in the real world.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011

#THATintern: The suck-up intern

That intern loves getting coffee -- and picking up the mail and bringing in doughnuts and organizing the office supply closet and giving everyone lots of compliments on everything.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Cheap, easy ideas for group house dinners

Is it your night to cook dinner for all of the 20-somethings living in your group house? Here are a bunch of cheap, easy ideas.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011

#THATintern: The slob intern

That intern is gross. There’s no nice way to put it. That intern’s desk is layered with junk that's covered with spilled soda and chip crumbs.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Extreme tweets about interns, plus a weekly tweet round-up

When it comes to tweets about interns, there are two extremes.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Gaining intern experience, even with the odds against you

Allison Prang, a rising sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains how she fought to get an unpaid internship — and then other jobs to make ends meet.

By Allison Prang  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011

#THATintern: The Twittern

That intern is always on Twitter. Always. Maybe it's for work, maybe it's not — no one in the office really understands it enough to know for sure.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

#THATintern: The wandering intern

All day long, that intern walks in roaming circles around and around and around and around the office.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Applying for internships (or jobs)? Need help? Ask me and the Intern Queen

Yes, yes, summer break is still at least four months away -- but now is the time when many college students start to make their summer internship plans. Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, I will be online with the self-proclaimed Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, to answer any and all questions you might have about finding an internship -- or a job.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Intern Queen, Internships

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/11/2010

You're not Angelina Jolie -- but you can do an international internship

Internships are the new jobs. Many companies, corporations and nonprofits are seeing the profit in having eager workers who are willing to work for free, for less than someone else or for free with benefits. And an international internship can really help boost your resume.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Juniata College

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Tips for conquering a fall internship

Internships will help you find out what is and what isn't right for you. You may learn that your expectations of a certain career didn't quite match up with reality. It's better to discover this while you're an intern, rather than during your first job after graduation.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:35 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Was your unpaid internship worth it?

At the end of an internship, there is usually an end-of-an-internship essay to write: What did you do? What did you learn? How did it change your future plans? Was it worth it?

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Final intern tweets of the summer

Summer internships are obviously winding down or already over, as Twitter has become more abuzz with intern goodbyes than intern complaints. But here are a few tweets that caught my eye this week.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:44 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Crafting your internship exit strategy

It's the end of your internship -- but don't just walk away. Here are some tips for ending on a high-note and maximizing your chances to come back next summer (perhaps for a job).

By Erin Williams  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/06/2010

Intern tweets of the week

It's Friday, so here's your weekly list of the funniest things I have seen interns (or their bosses or co-workers) say on Twitter this week ... @aliassquint Just saw the Secretary of the Treasury! Timothy Geithner is like an idol...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Police: Attack on NPR intern was random

A NPR intern is in stable condition after being stabbed repeatedly in the back as she walked to work through Chinatown on Wednesday morning, according to the student newspaper at Boston University, where the 20-year-old is a rising junior. Police...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/04/2010

NPR summer intern stabbed in the District

D.C. police have arrested a women who allegedly stabbed a NPR summer intern Wednesday morning in D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood, less than two blocks from NPR's headquarters. Police say the two women got into some sort of dispute near a TD...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Introducing Intern City -- your guide to all things intern

Yeah, we know that you can't get enough info about internships -- so today The Post is launching a web page devoted entirely to D.C. interns. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/special/intern-city/index.html">Intern City is your one-stop guide to Washington: Ask questions, flip through our intern scrapbook, receive career tips, follow internship news, watch videos, find local blogs and -- most importantly -- locate the best happy hour specials.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/02/2010

21 cliched D.C. attractions you must visit

A checklist of all the touristy DC places you must see before your internship ends.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 07/30/2010

How not to offend Washingtonians

Today's guest blogger is Beatrice Peterson, a Washington native and a junior at Trinity University here in D.C. The culture of an area isn't something that is learned in a short period of time -- and certainly not during the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:12 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Trinity

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/30/2010

Interns tweet along as summer winds down

This week on Twitter there were lots and lots of interns counting down the days to the end of their internships, thanking co-workers for final lunches and explaining how excited they are to go back to school. In many cases,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/30/2010

That intern: The still-an-intern intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The summer...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Bashing on D.C. interns, Lady Gaga-style

Bashing on the worst-of-the-worst interns is almost like a sport in the District. Intern screw-ups are laughed about at happy hour and documented in status updates on Facebook and Twitter. There's even a blog dedicated to the topic, Spotted: DC...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Video, YouTube

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/29/2010

That intern: The Ivy League intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (I have...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/28/2010

That intern: The office supplies intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Send me your intern photos!

Now that you have had weeks to become BFF's with your fellow interns, I want to see your pics! The Post has launched an online Intern Scrapbook -- and already we have a handful of photos of interns from the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/27/2010

That intern: The baking intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (For today's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 07/26/2010

Want to network? Ask for advice

Networking does not mean asking for a job -- it means asking for advice.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:16 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Job Search

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 07/26/2010

That intern: The offensive intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. No matter...

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:42 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 07/23/2010

The Flip-flop Revolution

Flip-flops do not have any redeeming style value whatsoever. Here are 10 fab alternatives.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:22 PM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Hilarious (& sweet) intern tweets of the week

Every week I compile a list of internship-related tweets that catch my eye. There are a lot of interns on Twitter complaining about their internships, employers complaining about their interns, and both parties publicly confessing to things they really shouldn't...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/23/2010

That intern: The over-dressed intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The over-dressed...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 07/22/2010

Retrosexual: Newest look for D.C. guys

Today's guest blogger is the editor in chief of District Cut, a men's fashion blog here in Washington. He blogs anonymously, but you can call him A.J. It can be a real hassle trying to juggle looking professional yet effortless...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:21 PM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/22/2010

That intern: The kickball intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (I received...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Dress the part of sophisticated intern

Today's guest bloggers are twin sisters Natasha Rosenstock, a freelance writer, and Lani Rosenstock Inlander, owner of Real Life Style. (The cute pic is from when they were cheerleaders at Lincoln Junior High in Illinois.) We're going to talk about...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:12 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/21/2010

That intern: The over-caffeinated intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (The idea...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/20/2010

Intern fashion chat starts at noon!

Do you have questions about what to wear (or not wear) to your Washington internship? Maybe questions like: Are flip-flops ever okay? What hairstyles are the most professional? How do you put together a professional wardrobe on an intern budget?...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 07/20/2010

That intern: The athlete intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The athlete...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:18 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/20/2010

Career clothing on an intern budget

For those entering the workforce straight out of college, dressing professionally five days a week can be daunting. Building a work wardrobe isn't cheap, and navigating an office dress code can be tricky. But there's a solution: Swap the flip-flops...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Project Beltway: Think cardigans, not Kardashians

To kick off Intern Fashion Week, I asked Rachel Cothran of Project Beltway to share some quick tips. Your internship is not the place to assert your youth and independence from workaday drudgery. So, think cardigans, not Kardashians. But, with...

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:16 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Get excited for 'Intern Fashion Week'

I receive lots of questions from interns -- and I hear lots of complaints about interns. The common popular topic: Fashion. So, rather than doing one or two blog posts about what to wear (or not to wear) to your...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Fashion, Internships

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/19/2010

That intern: The smoker intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. Every 30...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 07/16/2010

Tweets of the week from intern world

Happy Follow Friday! Again, here is your weekly roundup of snarky, funny, lame and hilarious tweets about or by interns. Enjoy! @auWESome intern indy just asked "What's the age of consent in Alabama?". What the hell did he do this...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:14 PM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/16/2010

That intern: The change-the-world intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/15/2010

That intern: The printer intern

Each summer, some intern gets assigned the desk right next to the printer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/14/2010

#InternDiet Challenge: Day 3

Today is Day 3 of our #InternDiet Challenge. Keep telling me about the free meals you find via e-mail (johnsonj@washpost.com) or Twitter (use hashtag #interndiet). Need some help locating free food? Here are a couple ideas: National Veggie Dog Day,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  #InternDiet, Internships

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 07/14/2010

That intern: The study abroad intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (I got...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:20 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/13/2010

Need cheap Tuesday night plans?

We are nearing the end of day 2 of the #InternDiet Challenge ... have you had a free meal yet today? If so, tell me about it on Twitter using the hashtag #interndiet or send an old-school e-mail to johnsonj@washpost.com....

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  #interndiet, Internships

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/13/2010

#InternDiet Challenge: Day 2

Monday kicked off the #InternDiet Challenge for interns and other Washingtonians who love scoring free meals. Keep telling me about the free meals you find via e-mail (johnsonj@washpost.com) or Twitter (use hashtag #interndiet). It's more difficult to find free food...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Night Life

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 07/13/2010

That intern: The sleepy intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The sleepy...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:21 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Challenge: Do not pay for food this week

Thirteen years ago, a Post intern tested the urban legend that free food is everywhere in Washington. Miraculously, he went an entire week without paying to eat. Then-intern Michael Colton feasted on Costco samples and happy hour buffets. He attended...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  #internDiet, Internships

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 07/12/2010

That intern: The always there intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. It doesn't...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:28 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/09/2010

The tweet life of interns

Each week I keep an eye out for hilarious, amusing, cute or shocking tweets about internships and interns. Here's what tweeters were saying this week ... @tbelkas Just heard an intern say about someone else, "she's 27, she's not old-old..not...

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010

The legend of the intern who ate for free

A reporter here at The Post told me about a legendary story that an intern wrote in 1997 called "A Moveable Feast With Absolutely No Cash, A Reporter Gets Fed For A Week Plop, Plop. Fizz, Fizz." For an entire...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:11 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  #interndiet, Internships

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/09/2010

That intern: The small town intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The small...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/08/2010

That intern: The badge-never-comes-off intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. At intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 07/07/2010

Intern advice from the HR office

Today's guest blogger is Tammy Colson of Greensboro, N.C., who has worked in human resources for 17 years. It's tough to be the new person in an established work environment. For some of you, this may be the first job...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:35 PM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Job Search

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2010

That intern: The commuting intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:51 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 07/06/2010

That intern: The cellphone intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The cellphone...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:29 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 07/02/2010

That intern: The legacy intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:26 PM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Greatest intern tweets of the week

So, here we go, the fourth round of the funniest, more interesting or most alarming things interns (or their bosses and co-workers) have said on Twitter. @ConnieAguilar Our intern is playing Justin Bieber from her Itunes library. I'm considering breaking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:03 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 07/01/2010

That intern: The vacation intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. On Friday...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/30/2010

That intern: The super-old intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. On the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 06/29/2010

That intern: The flip-flops intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The flip-flops...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:23 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Simple habits the best interns master

Today's guest blogger is Francine Blume, who works in the American University Career Center in the District. By now, you know most of the "shoulds" of maximizing your internship. Be positive, be willing, take initiative! You know not to text,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:33 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 06/28/2010

That intern: The Greek

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. Everything that...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:08 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/25/2010

Funny intern stories in 140 characters

This is my third week of compiling a list of the funniest internship-related tweets. Kudos to the tweeters who write cute, interesting, wonderful things about their interns/internships. But for everyone else, I have two pieces of advice: Interns -- Stop...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 06/25/2010

That intern: The Twittern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:24 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2010

That intern: The slob

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 06/23/2010

That intern: The World Cup intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The World...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:14 AM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/22/2010

That intern: The gossip intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/21/2010

That intern: The iPod intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. To have...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 06/18/2010

Things interns should never say...

This week I blogged about "the suck-up intern" as part of my "That Intern" series -- and received series e-mails and messages from people loving on that intern and hating on that intern. The best e-mail was from a supervisor,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:50 AM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, That Intern

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 06/17/2010

That intern: The "What dress code?" intern

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:07 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 06/16/2010

That intern: The suck-up

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Several readers...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:14 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/15/2010

That intern: The D.C. native

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's intern...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010

InternsROCK Week means deals galore

As this blog has proven day after day, interns often do not get enough respect. But this week, things might be different. This is InternsROCK week, an initiative by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and MTV U....

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010

That intern: The know-it-all

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. (Today's "That...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 06/11/2010

That intern: The slacker

The slacker intern started the internship with the best of intentions -- but then quickly realized the work was too boring, too difficult or simply beneath that intern's intelligence. After one week of working as diligently as the other interns, that intern coasts in one Monday morning with the attitude, "I don't care. I am the slacker intern."

By Jenna Johnson and Erin Williams  |  10:08 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 06/11/2010

Tweets give a glimpse of the life of the summer intern

Funny tweets about interns or internships around the country.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:57 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships, Twitter

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/10/2010

That intern: The instant Washingtonian intern

Every intern class has so many different personalities it is like a Real World cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. Within 24...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/09/2010

See DC for free

Today's guest blogger is Ethan Klapper, a rising senior at American University who is double majoring in print journalism and political science. Ethan has been a Washington Post intern (twice), and this summer he's interning as a government reporter for...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Professional wardrobe on an intern budget

Today's guest blogger is Ilana Strauss, a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ilana has interned at the Jerusalem Post in Israel and the Scripps-Howard Foundation Wire in the District. She is currently working at an online internship...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/26/2010

A former Hill intern's secrets to success

Michael Inacay interned for a California congressmember on the Hill from January until April. Inacay is from Los Angeles and graduated from California State University, Northridge, in 2009. Here is his advice for the next crew of interns: Work hard....

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/25/2010

That intern: The OMG-look-at-my-red-badge intern

Every intern class has so many different personalities it is like a Real World cast. And every class has "that intern" -- as in, "don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns. The OMG-look-at-my-red-badge...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  That Intern

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/25/2010

Goals for the perfect D.C. summer

It's easy to live in and near the District and forget to do "Washington things." So, I asked George Washington University rising junior Lauren French to share some of her summertime goals. Enjoy! I never really enjoyed setting goals. But...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2010

Create your own internship

You've found the perfect company for your internship in terms of accessible location, relevant industry, and excellent reputation except for one problem -- it doesn't have an internship program. Here's the solution: Create your own. Guest blogger Colleen Sabatino, the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2010

Intern tips on life in D.C.

Nikki Roberti was a multimedia intern for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in the District this spring. Nikki is a rising-senior journalism major at Appalachian State University. (She was also one of the first interns featured on Campus Overload.) Here's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/26/2010

Survey: Are unpaid internships okay?

This month there has been a debate brewing over unpaid internships: Are they legal? Are there too many? If there were more regulations, would there be fewer opportunities for college students? Can companies afford to pay interns? Michael True, director...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Ask the Intern Queen

Last week the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, offered some tips for finding an internship -- and she was flooded with questions from readers. So, starting this week, Lauren will answer some of those questions. If you have any for her,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Intern Queen, Internships

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/02/2010

Q&A: Nikki Roberti, teen mag publisher

Nikki Roberti is only 20, but she has already weathered a Gawker blow-up and launched a magazine for girls that has a Christian slant, REALITY Check Girl Magazine. The magazine is available only online and has yet to make any...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Campus Media, Internships

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Applying for a D.C. summer internship

The District is one of the most popular destinations for summer internships -- and not just political ones. Even though it's only January, many college students already know what they will be doing this summer. But it's not too late...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  D.C. Interns, Internships