internships

our intern told us our ideas were boring and stupid

A reader writes: Recently, my company designated a week for working on any project we want, even if it isn’t necessarily a part of our normal role and with people who we don’t necessarily work with. Some folks and I decided to use this opportunity to organize a series of small morale events for the […]

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my intern is a rude jackass

A reader writes: I’m not a manager, but I could use some outside advice. I’m an entry-level engineer who’s been with this company for just over a year. I’ve found this to be a great place to work with very friendly coworkers and exceptionally accommodating management. I feel I’ve gone out of my way to […]

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I have an awful summer intern, and I can’t fire him

A reader writes: I’m reaching out to request advice on an intern problem. As background, I’m a young-looking woman with a professional degree who works in the charitable arm of a prestigious, for-profit teapot firm. I have three interns this summer, one of whom is in a professional degree program, and the others are still […]

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when internships go bad: stories of the world’s worst interns

When summer internships wrap up in the next few weeks, most offices will end up missing their interns – but a few will be relieved to see them go. I recently asked readers to share their worst experiences with interns, and y’all delivered. At U.S. News & World Report today, I rounded up eight of the most […]

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tell us your worst intern horror stories

Some interns are awesome. Others are not. As we near the end of summer internship season, I want to know about your worst intern stories: the interns who behaved badly, disruptively, unprofessionally. I especially want to hear your stories if that intern was you. Share in the comments. Spare no detail.

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our intern is driving everyone crazy!

With summer internship season in full swing, you might be thrilled with your office’s crop of interns – or you might be counting down the days until summer ends and they return to school. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about some of the common difficulties you might encounter with your office’s […]

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