Best of the Intern-et

Emilia Petrarca | June 25, 2014

This week was a particularly bad one for interns. If you’ve ever been an intern, you know that when you fall, you’ve got to pick yourself back up, straighten your temporary badge, and laugh at other interns so you don’t cry. (As a Man Repeller intern though, I get to do a lot more laughing.) Here are five links to soften the blow of your current employment status:

1. A White House intern fainted during her first day on the job. And no, it wasn’t because she wasn’t that happy to hear press secretary Josh Earnest speak. She regained consciousness when someone gave her a box of M&M’s, but her dignity is irretrievable. [Daily Intel]


2. Click Hole, our favorite new ironic parody of an already-ironic website, suggests “8 Simple Tricks That Will Help You Ace A Job Interview But Rob You Of Your Innocence.” Read it and weep. [Click Hole]

3. You may be an intern, but at least you’re not technically unemployed. Jessica Goldstein wrote a disparaging, step-by-step guide called “When You’re Unemployed,” to navigate the harsh unemployment waters. [Hairpin]

4. If you’re a masochist currently looking for an internship, Soulja Boy is hiring this summer (and it’s possible the position hasn’t been filled yet). Tell ’em. [Twitter]

5. Finally, when you’re feeling like you can’t take it anymore, just remember two simple words: SNACK ROOM. (It doesn’t actually exist.)


Emilia Petrarca

  • Dominique

    love the first one!

  • Katie Levans (www.honeystuck.c

    I am an almost-thirty gainfully employed grownass adult and I wish I was the Man Repeller intern.

  • ≈ CARMEN ≈

    We have to start somewhere. But being an intern is brutal. :] // ☼

  • GapToothedGirl

    I’m into third right now!!

    XOX, Gap.

  • Julia

    I couldn’t even imagine being that poor girl at the White House! And I must say, the idea of snack room is a dream of mine. I think every major corporation should have one in addition to all of their beauty closets!

  • Alexis


  • The Stylish Islander

    When will be the next “Ask us anything”? @manrepeller I have so many questions!

    • Leandra Medine

      informally, right now, right here — go!

      • The Stylish Islander

        Oh thank you, this is so generous of you! I already got a loong list since the last question time ! So point for point:
        1. If you have to wear an undershirt under a white blouse/shirt, which color is the best? Skin color, black, white?
        2. What to do if my blouse always slips out of my pants when I tucked it in?
        3. Is it ugly when the belt of a trouser is higher as the trousers themselves because you want that it sits over the hips?
        4. What is better for PE: Leggins or jogging pants e.g. of H&M?
        5. Which bra do I wear under a top with an X on the back!?
        6. I have some jeans that are not skinny anymore, but not as slouchy that were boyfriend jeans. What to do with them? Cut holes in them?
        7. I want to buy a designer bag (a tote for everyday) but my budget is limited to $600. Which are cool brands?

      • The Stylish Islander

        Oh and where´s your slideshow gadget from?

        • Leandra Medine

          its a wordpress plug in!

  • Mariah

    Now I kind of want to be a Man Repeller intern so I can laugh at all the other interns…

  • bunnygrrrl3000

    Being an intern is the biggest dignity check in the history of ever. I am an intern at two places, so at this point my dignity has jumped out a window and splattered itself all over the streets of DC.

  • Jess H.

    On my sixth time watching that fainting intern video I noticed the woman who caught her fall. “I am taking important notes here, intern, so could you *please* faint elsewhere?”

  • Modupe Oloruntoba

    that poor white house intern!

  • Marta Pozzan

    OK this is hilarious – Emilia you rock as an intern!

  • ILoveEmilia

    This is so true! Feelin the intern love

  • john