It’s that time at Washington Life where we bid adieu to our spring interns and bonjour to our summer ones. We had an amazing group of girls this time – Dina, Carley, Ali, and Ansley – and I am just not sure if I am mentally tough enough to transition to new girls for summer. Dina’s last day was today and she so sweetly wrote Kelly and I these beautiful cards and gave us bags full of presents from CUSP. Of course, we should be the ones showering her with gifts. As a grad student at Georgetown, her writing was at the next level and Kel and I loved having her pretty much just write our pieces for us as we dealt with crying socialites.
Dina and all the other great interns who have come through our doors at WL are so utterly responsible it almost intimidates me. I remember sitting at Vassar graduation hungover as all hell after three hours sleep thinking “oh no…was I supposed to apply for a job?” It took me a few years after I had my diploma in hand to finally get one. But my interns all take classes, intern three days a week, write for their school papers, run their sororities, blog, vlog, and still manage to be incredibly fun and motivated. They’re amazing. Some have gotten jobs already and others are still looking and it seems no one is going the Karin Tanabe route where they fly to a foreign country and ignore reality for several years to be a hobo.
So to all the interns I have been lucky enough to work with who graduated this week – Megan, Georgia, Ali, Allison, Kara, Ansley, and Dina – congratulations! The world awaits and it will be a much more fabulous place with you all in it.