The reason I'm writing about interns is because my station, for some ungodly reason, has decided to make all interns create at least three stories and tryout for the "intern newscast." You wouldn't think that is may effect me, but we have a unique editing system that the interns have no idea how to use. I have been asked so many freaking questions and seen so many poorly edited pieces I have started to have nightmares "No no you can't put a dissolve there, stop stop the audio is all wrong, where is the channel with wireless mic.... AAAARGH!" That's when I wake up in a cold sweat. Also they tie up every edit bay in the station, I usually kick then out, but we have also hired a lot of people as well and half the time I can tell who is an intern and who is new.
The one interesting thing about interns is how they dress, it usually ranges from over dressed to what they wear to the clubs. I don't mind the later, but come on kids, this is a profession, pick a happy medium. A nice pair of pants and for guys a polo or a button down shirt, if you want me to shoot a stand up bring a coat and tie. For the ladies, don't wear anything too tight, and if you want to do a stand up... look around the newsroom and wear something like the other reporters. If you want this for your resume tape (in all honesty I don't care about) then look the part.
I'm just gald summer is almost over and soon we will be back to normal, well as normal as TV new can be.