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That intern: The baking 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.

(For today's intern, I received lots of help from Sarah Grieco, a Web intern at the North County Times.)

Wonder who to blame for that Intern 15 you gained this summer? Probably the baking intern.

Throughout the summer the baking intern brought in sugary concoctions worthy of Martha Stewart magazine covers: A red velvet cake with meringue frosting. Triple-chocolate cookies with fudge icing. Layered pound cake with lemon curd and blueberries. Peanut butter banana cupcakes. Gooey apple pie served a la mode.

Working with just a tiny, efficiency oven in a studio apartment, that intern became extremely popular -- jokingly answering to the name "Paula Deen" and taking baking requests from the higher ups. Who needs Georgetown Cupcake or the roving Curbside Cupcakes truck (or those mini sprinkle doughnuts at Starbucks) when there is a daily parade of dessert through the office?

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 You can also follow me on Twitter and fan Campus Overload on Facebook.

By Jenna Johnson  |  July 27, 2010; 9:44 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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