Understanding Your Summer Interns

The interns this business-owner hired wore flip-flops and didn't know how to work the copier, but they were creative and fearless too

Nancy Shenker returned from lunch to find three words scrawled across the office whiteboard: "My butt itches." The culprits? Not vandals, but the summer interns that Shenker, founder of theONswitch, based in Thornwood, N.Y., had hired to work in her small marketing firm.

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