We're at the point in the summer when those spiffy interns hired back in May are starting to sport a bit of wear and tear. A select few have morphed into indispensable coffee makers, and some may have jobs lined up in September ... despite all the odds stacked against them. And then there are a few who've made news of their own, for better or worse. Here's a look at this year's crop of news-making interns.
Most Triumphant Interns: TV News Interns
On June 26, the Supreme Court made history in handing down a decision on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop. 8. So far, that's been the biggest news story of the summer (sorry, Edward Snowden). But in order for experienced anchors like NBC's Pete Williams to get that news to the people, Williams and friends had to rely on the speed and sturdy grips of interns. Like this one:
And there was this majestic intern (in sneakers) spotted by Buzzfeed's Benny Johnson:
News agencies of all sizes depended on these interns, and they delivered—much better than they did during the Obamacare decision last year.
Lesson Learned: Come prepared, with sneakers if need be.
Most Enviable Interns: Google Interns
With the The Internship, a movie about Google interns that no one really watched or liked, the hot commodity among journalists was to find actual Google interns and document their amazing lives. We found out they can make up to $6,000 per month, as CNN explained, thus reminding every journalist alive that we should have been brushing up on our software engineering. Not only that, but these interns are actually having a good time. Earlier this month, there were reports that Google's interns in Silicon Valley were throwing midweek parties in apartments Google was paying for, gathering in hot tubs, and jay-walking — all to the chagrin of their neighbors. We're slightly jealous.