Heard on the Hill

The Interns Are Coming! The Interns Are Coming!

It's that time of year again. The start of those long, swampy months when true Washingtonians trudge into offices, swipe at mosquitoes and rely on interns to pick up their slack. That's right, everyone. The interns are coming.

Don't worry: We're definitely not rewarding them for a few months of tedium with a livable wage, but they do get InternsRock and a whole week of appreciation through citywide discounts.

June 7-16, newly arrived interns can make their way to events across D.C. that will celebrate their arrival with several "meet and greets" and contests around the city. Interns should also register for a free key-tag, which will get them discounted Nationals baseball tickets, lower rate Vida Fitness gym memberships and discounts at more than 60 bars, shops and restaurants around D.C. for the entire summer.

Intern Appreciation Week will kick off with a June 7 "meet and greet" at BlackFinn DC and Town's Tavern and a "Welcome to the Jungle" party at the Sign of the Whale. On June 10 there will be another gathering at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon. These drinking holes boast specials such as $3 brews and all-you-can-drink times. There will also be special intern nights in bars across the city.

Lord, help us: The interns may be arriving as a fresh-faced swarm, but they'll be a drunken mob pretty dang quickly.