Education: Interns in Government

This summer 7,000 of the U.S. Government's employees in Washington are college boys and girls, working during their vacations at everything from ghosting speeches for Congressmen to sweeping out the Senate barbershop and digging graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Most of these toilers are Washington-area residents filling the handiest vacation jobs. They type, file and tabulate in a summer version of the classic civil-service grind. But among the roughly 2,000 students with more exciting work are college-sponsored "interns,'' who have proliferated in recent years through the pioneering efforts of Dartmouth, Wellesley and...

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