First, the most common: Bosses, staffers and other random people complaining about interns, marveling at how many interns were born in the early ’90s or brainstorming ways to (often illegally) haze interns.
For example, this week, someone who says he works in marketing in Atlanta tweeted: “I Need To Replace 2 Of My Interns. One Is Going Back To College & The Other Got Lazy.”
And then on the opposite extreme, there are interns who publicly tweet things perhaps best left unsaid. For example, this tweet from a student in Australia: “im so ambitious with my career that i tel the other interns that they really do not hav what it takes for this job choice. they cry, i smile.”
In between, there’s some advice, some funny stories and some general observations of the intern lifestyle. Here’s a sampling from the past week:
Me: “Have you ever heard about Friendster?” Interns at office: “No.”
@_moseph The first rule of Intern Fight Club...tell all your interns about Intern Fight Club!
Talking to city council interns about social media today. Lesson one: run back to your office and check your public FB pics.
And after the jump, there are many, many more tweets about interns ...
spent 10 minutes this morning telling the international interns why they should go to the indiana state fair #productiveMorning
one of the interns is wearing a white cropped top without a bra. what.the.eff!!!!????
@jaredbkeller Fair enough. I look forward to the day I have henchmen...umm...minions...I mean...interns.
great...the #interns were dumped on me this morning...this means i won’t get anything actually accomplished...
Who cleaned church vans before anyone thought of the idea of summer youth interns?
On my interns 1st day he was approached by 1 of my staffmembers who asked, “hey my man u hoop” he replied, “No sir, I golf.” #LoveMyIntern
Today I had to stop two interns from photocopying 100 year old books. My clue was hearing the spines snap.
What I don’t love are the baby interns blatantly flirting with 50 year old men.
We’ve heard of ‘freshmen 15,’ I’m dealing w/ ‘intern 15.’ We feed our interns all.the.time & of course I can’t let it go to waste! #cookies
Either I’m getting older or the interns are getting younger. They are probably tweeting the opposite, btw.
Dear 4th floor MBA interns, stop creeping--I’m not interested. Sorry not sorry, Allison
Interns: If I can see your inner thighs, your Skirt. Is. Too. Short.
So many interns and none of them got the job!!!!!!!!!
ANY TIME A MUSEUM, NEWS OUTLET, OR COMPANY HAS A TUMBLR, I ASSUME IT’S WRITTEN BY INTERNS
I bet our interns did NOT expect their internship to include dressing up in Harry Potter garb. Video coming soon
@SourceAmbs OMG you are so amazing and perfect and flawless and everything I want to clone in my interns
Hazing is a fun way of letting interns know that they are neither wanted nor liked.
To anyone who works in an office with temps, interns, or newbies, remember: your office is a microcosm of customs & protocols. Clue us in!