My new summer interns just started at Washington Life and already I think they could ID half the socialites in the city. What an amazing (pointlees) skill to have! We have really been lucky at WL with our interns and I count so many of them as friends who I really enjoy watching leave the college nest and storm the real world. I have no doubt this new crop – Kate, Lauren, and Macey – will prove to be just as fabulous.
Growing up in DC, I had a heck of a lot of internships. I once had one where my boss brought me a sponge and asked me to clean out the mold from the office fridge. I swear I could have created a 100 doses of penicillin with all the spores in that refrigerator. I should have been handed a lawn mower instead of a sponge to whack through it all. I also once had to put together a 100 page PowerPoint presentation on the sewer systems in Belgium. To this day I remember nothing except that I used the colors black and yellow for my theme. Maybe it’s those incidents that really makes me appreciate my interns. It’s good we all have a little pain sometimes then we can try to remember not to inflict it on others.
So welcome Kate, Macey, and Lauren. We promise to appreciate the hell out of you (since we are paying you in bylines and celeb meet and greets) and throw ridiculous costume parties. My advice to you: learn the difference between an em dash and an en dash and stay away from Adrian Grenier, he’s a perv.
Letters from the gals of the ed team below!