July 26 marks the second annual National Intern Day, and former intern Monica Lewinsky can’t believe such a thing even exists.

Not familiar with National Intern Day? You’re not alone and, chances are, someone will blame an intern for that.

The commemorative day was started by WayUp, a website that helps early-career professionals explore job and internship opportunities.

Participants in the day are encouraged to “celebrate” their low-paid or unpaid temporary staffers by giving them lunch and making (probably self-serving) social media posts using the hashtag #NationalInternDay.

It should be noted that the press release for the event doesn’t suggest paying interns a fair wage, providing health care, or offering any long-term benefits beyond some pizza or sandwiches.

The release also doesn’t mention how interns often get taken advantage of in many different ways, which may be why Lewinsky, a former White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton, was taken aback by the news.

She wasn’t the only skeptic.

Originally published at Huffington Post

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