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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Don’t be THAT intern this summer


With thousands of college students once again arriving in Washington for summer internships, everyone who lives here has resumed making fun of those interns. It’s just so easy to do.

Yes, it’s often cruel and unfair. And, yes, most interns are dedicated workers who contribute so much to our city. But for every handful of amazing interns, there’s THAT intern.

As in, the intern who wears flip-flops to work. Or the one who hooks up a lot. Or who is always late. Or who stands on the left.

For the past two summers I have documented such blunders in a daily feature called “That Intern.” (A full archive is below.) This summer I am quasi-retiring from that gig so that I can devote my energy more fully to reporting and writing.

If you want this feature to continue on an occasional basis, then you have to do the work. You can submit your write-up to johnsonj@washpost.com. Let me know if I can attach your name or if you would rather be identified as “A Campus Overload Reader.”

For those who might go into withdrawal without their daily fix, here’s a full archive:

The baking intern

The networking intern

The old intern

The Greek intern

The suck-up intern

The slob intern

The Twitter intern, aka the Twittern

The wandering intern

The still-an-intern intern

The Ivy League intern

The office supplies intern

The overdressed intern

The kickball intern

The athletic intern

The printer intern

The smoker intern

The change-the-world intern

The sleepy intern

The always-there intern

The cellphone intern

The legacy intern

The badge-never-comes-off intern

The commuting intern

The study-abroad intern

The vacation intern

The over-caffeinated intern

The small town intern

The super-old intern

The flip-flops intern

The World Cup intern

The iPod intern

The gossip intern

The D.C. native intern

The know-it-all intern

The slacker intern

The instant Washingtonian intern

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

The bad roommate intern

The hook-up intern

The social coordinator intern

The super young intern

The returning intern

The secretly dating interns

The late intern

The perfect intern

The entitled intern

The earbuds intern

The Facebook intern

The super-shy intern

The softball intern

The escalefter intern

The magical badge intern

The party intern

The reply-all intern

The “What dress code?” intern

For more info, check out the Post’s Intern City page. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

By  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/04/2012

 
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