September 16th 7:58pm - Slave Labor

If I've learned one thing since I began working in 2003 (quite an eternity ago), it's that unpaid internships=slavery. I interned for a senator, wrote over two hundred letters in her name, and was never even graced by the woman's presence. I had to research her beliefs and aspects she supported and hope that in writing the letters I was appealing to her point of view. I worked there for four months. In that time, I answered phones, wrote letters, researched the views of constituents in her district, went to meetings, helped organize conferences, and I walked out of there with a pedometer and one free lunch. Slave labor!

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