Stephen Colbert said in a “Stephen’s Sound Advice” comedy segment on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on June 3, 2008:
“Try an internship. Internships give you all the experience of a summer job without the hassle of a paycheck.”
Reader’s Digest included the line in its collection of office jokes.
Wikipedia: The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report (/koʊlˈbɛr rəˈpɔːr/) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes. The show focused on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a “well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot”, is a caricature of televised political pundits.
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STEPHEN’S SOUND ADVICE - SUMMER JOBS
JUNE 3, 2008 - GEORGE WILL 06/03/2008
Interns learn valuable job skills like getting coffee, fetching copy paper, and moisturizing a TV host. (4:04)
The Colbert Report Season 4 Episode 72
Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Jun 03, 2008 on Comedy Central
(Stephen’s Sound Advice)
Stephen Colbert: Tonight, finding a summer job, my first piece of advice: check the classifieds. Everyday there are tons of ads in there to distract you from the fact that you’re unemployed…My next tip: always appear professional. For example, I wore a business suit at my college summer job, lifeguard. It made it a little harder to rescue people but, then again, I didn’t have to change for the funerals…Next tip: lower your expectations. Instead of going after glamorous summer jobs like grocery bagger or fry cook, be willing to settle for jobs that aren’t in such high demand like chimney sweep or Clinton campaign staffer or, always a safe bet, lab test subject. Sure, it sounds risky but you’ve got a fifty/fifty chance of being the group that gets the placebo…Finally, try an internship. Internships give you all the experience of a summer job without the hassle of a paycheck…So, students good luck with your search and remember. There’s no such thing as a small job, just small people that do soul-killing jobs for bad pay.
Try an internship! Internships give you all the experience of a summer job without the hassle of a paycheck.
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12:47 AM - 9 May 2015
Try an internship! #Internships give you all the experience of a summer job without the hassle of a paycheck.
9:45 AM - 9 Jan 2016