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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Intern Insider: Stepping up

Sometimes being an intern involves lunches with the company’s leaders and after-work happy hours. But sometimes it involves working on holidays.

 There were a slew of Post interns who stepped up and worked over the Independence Day weekend. Some of them got bylines and some of them helped behind the scenes.

Brian held down the fort in the Interactivity department and the Metro interns were all on duty.

Jess, the Style intern, had four stories published for the weekend. The best part was how diverse they were: One was about yarn
Yarn bombing with macrame hearts adorning Jimmy Valentine's on H Street. (BILL O'LEARY/THE WASHINGTON POST)
bombing, one was on the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, one introduced the Guerrilla Girls, and one covered challenges to the Documenting America photography project. How she managed to keep track of all these things at once, I have no idea.

Video intern Daniel had a busy week, too. He spent his time shooting videos about crab picking in Maryland – afterward, the chef let him try it out - and doing an
Chef John Shields demonstrating crab picking. (THE WASHINGTON POST)
interview with Sen. Joe Lieberman for the On Faith section. His holiday was just as hectic, as he braved the traffic and the heat and lugged his camera gear to the Mall. After hours of quick interviews and shots of fireworks, Daniel came back to The Post for an entire night of video editing. His reward: a spot on The Washington Post homepage with this video. As he caught a Metro train home at 7 a.m., he couldn’t help but feel proud.

In the end, the Fourth of July holiday served to remind us that interns do, in fact, make the world go round.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011

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