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  • Zach C. Cohen 1:20 am on August 22, 2011 Permalink
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    Living a Real Life 

    Let’s face it: school is “some of the best years of our life” because we have so much going for us. But this summer, my full-time internship put me in a position I was not quite used to. I had to fend for myself in regards to food, and I had to budget my time, get to sleep at a reasonable hour, and somehow find time to hang out with friends.

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  • Marianne Johnson 12:36 am on July 27, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: band-aids, deoderant, , hair brush, hand sanitizer, , Metro, , tissues, , umbrella   

    Tips and Tricks of a DC Intern 

    Weather you are just interning in DC for the summer or if you are a year round resident hoping to land an internship in the coming year here are some tips and tricks I have picked up (despite my regret of interning for the summer) over the last few months: (More …)

  • Sarah McIntosh 2:35 am on July 13, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Metro, , , Public Transportation   

    An Average Day’s Commute 

    Break your shoe at work.
    Miss the bus by less than a minute because you can’t run with said broken shoe.
    Wait for the next bus.
    It’s 93 degrees out today.
    Try to get on the next N4 that pulls up, only to discover it’s a D5.
    Wonder why MetroBus couldn’t bother to change the sign.
    Wait another 15 minutes.
    Finally catch a bus.
    Be thankful today isn’t the day you work a second job. Otherwise, you would already be late.

  • Emily Fleitz 6:47 pm on April 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Kanye, Metro, tourists, transportation,   

    Its a dangerous business, going out your door 

    One of the worst parts of interning is the commute.

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    • miranda78 5:38 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I really liked this post. It was funny but still insightful on your behalf. Hope your internship wraps up well!

  • Emily Fleitz 3:56 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Chinese new year, dumplings, , , Lord of the Rings, Metro, writing reports   

    Happy New Year 

    Today is my first full day at the Solidarity Center.  I arrived a little after 8:30am, a remarkable feat considering a slow shuttle bus and a packed Metro train.  My supervisor Tim, the Regional Program Director for the Asia/Europe office, has given me my first big assignment.  I am supposed to cull information from Solidarity Center publications to put into a report for the MacArthur Foundation grant program.  I am still not completely clear on everything that needs to be done, but Tim tells me I will meet with him and Neha later today to talk about it.

    In the meantime, I have been checking out the MacArthur Foundation website  and catching up with email, which has piled up since I was here on Monday afternoon.  Email is a great thing- the best email I have gotten all day didn’t have any text, just this great subject line: “chicken shu mai and vege dumplings in both kitchens for Chinese New Year.”  After writing this post, I think I’ll head there for a mid-morning snack.  Luckily, it’s right around the corner from my desk; the kitchen is a good place to be familiar with.

    Everyday I learn a little bit more about the office.

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    • Jennifer Carignan 7:05 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice post, Emily! Working on grant reports is great experience, and I’m sure you’ll learn a ton.

      Sorry to hear about your stair adventure. I’ve been trapped in my share of stairwells, so I understand the feeling of panic. 🙂

    • jc0424a 7:34 pm on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Gandalf: [pointing to a tunnel] There!
      Merry: He remembered!
      Gandalf: No, but the air doesn’t smell so foul here. If in doubt, Meriadoc, always follow your nose.

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