Save the Date: InternsRock! June 10-19, 2011

June is just around the corner, which means that 8th grader season is coming to an end and interns from all over the country are about to flock into the District. Every summer some 20,000 college students or recent graduates descend on the nation’s capital to test drive their career paths, develop real-world skills, build their resume, gain a competitive edge over their peers, network, and maybe even get a full time job offer. They come to discover the city we call home. Yes, they crowd our metro and can be overheard saying all sorts of silly things, but they’re not all bad. They come to learn from us and also help us with our workload. They contribute to the local economy too. Shouldn’t we try to make a good impression on them and thank them for their hard work?

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars* thinks we should! The educational non-profit, which brings some 1,500 students to D.C. every year to participate in academic internship programs, is organizing an intern appreciation week June 10-19, 2011. Anyone interning in DC this summer can take advantage of Interns Rock! by picking up a wristband at one of two locations between June 7-10:

Highlights of InternsRock! include:

If you are hosting interns this summer and think they rock, spread the word in your office!

* In the spirit of full disclosure, I should mention that I do have a professional connection to this event.

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