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That intern: The gossip intern

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 Debbie Pearsall, an intern at Newsday.)

If you want to know who in the office is hooking up, who might get fired, who landed on the DC Intern Blog, who is swamped with credit card debt, who just had a pregnancy scare, who has which STD or who hates you, just ask the gossip intern.

Talking to that intern -- or exchanging e-mails or texts -- is like reading TMZ or an office version of Page Six. Or watching an episode of Gossip Girl: "Gossip Intern here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of D.C.'s elite interns..."

This intern knows everything -- but to hear something juicy, you are going to have to give up any information you already have. That's the gossip intern's secret to collecting so much dirt. And if something happens, everyone knows to let the gossip intern know their side of the story.

The chances of the gossip intern slipping up are high -- especially if that intern spreads a salacious, untrue rumor about the boss.

Still, in the words of Gossip Girl: "You know you love me. X.O.X.O. Gossip Intern."

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

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 22, 2010; 9:42 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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