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What Happened To the Intern Party List?

Staffers who spent a summer or two interning on the Hill remember the lessons they learned the hard way: how to dress for the heat, how to appear busy during recess and how to lead tours without getting lost. But one lesson came easy--where to find free food and drinks at the end of the day.

Several former interns who now hold more senior positions in the House told Influence Alley they remember getting tipped off to intern-friendly events through daily emails sent out to a listserv of their peers.

But it seems the listserv has been replaced by websites that make it their business to know what's going on after 5:00 on the Hill. 

One of the most popular sites, Cloture Club, sends 


a weekly email to more than 3,900 subscribers and posts an events calendar that includes industry-sponsored events like Dairy Day with America's Dairy farmers and a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser at the Georgetown dance hall George

Other popular sites for interns include blogs like Famous D.C. and Spotted: D.C. [Summer] Interns as well as locally-targeted sites like Gregslist D.C. and Metromix's Capitol Hill Happy Hour page.

Former interns say the incentive to keep the informal emails going ended when the info moved to the web and interns started plugging into Twitter. 

But if you're a rogue listserv coordinator keeping up the good fight and pointing interns in the direction of free fun, give the Alley a shout and tell us where to go this summer.

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