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After a big company tweeted about a mistake their intern made (kindly) people began to share their own ‘professional misadventures’ because we all make mistakes. The ‘Dear Intern’ trend is back, and a must-read for rookie employees.


Global (25 May, 2023)—After an intern sent out an empty test email to a slice of a big company’s mailing list, a beautiful thing happened. The ‘Dear Intern’ trend was born, and rookie employees everywhere felt a lot more supported.

Said big company happened to be HBO (yes, the same HBO responsible for many great shows). After the mistake, HBO took to explain the situation kindly in light of all the ‘it was probably the intern’ jokes they received.

People quickly responded to the tweet, sharing their own professional misadventures because we all make mistakes (even the biggest top dogs).

That was all 2 years ago. Now, the ‘Dear Intern’ trend has returned, with people in 2023 sharing their stories and encouraging support to rookie employees everywhere.

‘Dear Intern’: A Thread

People React to the ‘Dear Intern’ Trend

Sources: Twitter
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Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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