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That intern: The office supplies 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 Mark Berman, who works here at the Post and swears he was never this intern.)

Many internships are unpaid but interns reap other benefits, like experience, connections, resume padding, college credit -- and office supplies. As the summer winds down, the office supplies intern shows up to work one day with a backpack and disappears into the supply closet to do some back-to-school shopping.

Why buy notebooks when there are boxes of them sitting right there? The same goes for pens in an array of colors, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, folders, paperclips and staples.

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  |  July 28, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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