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That intern: The D.C. native

Jenna Johnson

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 was suggested by Express editor Clinton Yates.)

Summer hits, and suddenly D.C. residents are pitted against summer interns who don't know how to stand-on-the-right-walk-on-the-left. And stuck in between the two warring groups is the D.C. native intern.

That intern hardly ever gets lost and saves tons of money by living at home. That intern doesn't have to stop and look at the map before getting on the metro and actually knows which ward is what. That intern goes places and knows people who aren't fellow interns.

So, everyone wants to be friends with the D.C. native intern. But that intern already has friends, lots of friends -- relatives, siblings, childhood friends, high school friends, friends who don't want to take group photos in front of the Washington Monument. That intern doesn't need any more friends. Sorry.

Want to help me stereotype over-worked, under-appreciated, misunderstood interns? Shoot me an e-mail.

Campus Overload is a daily must-read for all D.C. interns. So, make sure to bookmark http://washingtonpost.com/campus-overload. You can also follow me on Twitter and fan Campus Overload on Facebook.

By Jenna Johnson  |  June 15, 2010; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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I'm that intern, more often than not...

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