3 pieces of advice for your first day as an intern

I’m riding the metro into work and see a lot of un-broken-in heels, shiny suits and anxious faces. To the interns sharing my morning commute to their first days at work: welcome! Before coming to work in DC (which you’ll learn to call by acronym, rather than the outside-the-Beltway “Washington”) I spent two summers here […]

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7 questions you should ask in any internship interview

We just opened up applications for our Summer 2013 fellowship and it got me thinking about what questions I found useful when I was applying for the 15+ jobs, internships and volunteer positions* I’ve had in the past 9 years. I’ve heard other hiring managers say that they can tell if an applicant is a […]

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My Tweet-A-Thon Competing for a Classy Award

Remember my Tweet-A-Thon? Well, excitingly enough, is competing for the Stay Classy award in Most Innovative Use of Social Media. It is currently in 3d place, 1st is $10,000, competing with some great other organizations–voting ends tomorrow! I know it’s cliche, but it’s actually an honor to be nominated. Here’s the write-up for the event: Polaris […]

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90 Second Favor!

I made this quick video showing how to vote for Polaris Project in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge: You can vote once a day, in two ways: Text 102318 to 73774 Vote here: refresheverything.com/polarisproject Polaris is competing for $50,000 ($40,000 for personnel, $7,000 for travel–like for fellows like me, $3,000 for supplies), to: Create future leaders to combat human […]

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3 Issues We Need Tea-Partiers For

While my Twitter account probably reflected my displeasure at being smooshed in Union Station this weekend by legions of un-city aware (read: in-my-way) tea party protesters, it got me thinking about issues where they could do good. Here are the 3 I came up with: Reforming airport security. Not only does the current system not work, […]

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