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That intern: The secretly dating interns

Jenna Johnson

Every intern class has so many different personalities it is like 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.

The secretly dating interns think they are so sneaky: Meeting each other on the corner, instead of riding the elevator downstairs together. Accidentally running into each other at a movie they both just happen to be seeing alone. Pretending like they barely know each other, all while having passionate conversations with just their eyes. Venturing to bars populated only by people who are not interns (and other intern couples in hiding). But, come on, seriously, everyone knows that they are the secretly dating interns -- especially when they break up and become the secretly hating each other interns.

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

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By Jenna Johnson  |  June 7, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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Comments

The intern world has really changed... interns are now often leashed to a BBerry...work for free...all types of jobs...good and bad...long and short term... over-worked, under-appreciated and misunderstood is how today's intern should often be defined as!

This frustrating definition is what spurred the creation of a one-of-a-kind blog...www.the-eternal-intern.blogspot.com ...

The fact that 3 Master Degree graduates, with international internship experience, speaking at least 3 languages, open-minded and working in 3 separate industries (and 3 different cities) each face this same "Eternal Intern" problem, is what made me decide to start this blog with 2 friends and tell our story.

What we try to express through "The Eternal Intern" is the reality of being an intern in 3 of the most powerful cities of the world: the good, the bad and the ugly. Some days can be awesome, others can be miserable.

We've done everything "by the book" and yet still find ourselves at this stand-still.

Please check us out! www.the-eternal-intern.blogspot.com

Flora

Posted by: theeternalintern | June 7, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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