Sunglasses - Casting aside the practical purpose of protecting your eyes, these make you look super chic and shield wind, debris and the awkward gaze of others as you walk (run) the NYC streets completing intern-errands.
Earphones - A must for anyone living, visiting or passing through NYC. Essential for subway rides, phone calls and basically setting the soundtrack to your life. Listening to the song "Boss Ass Bitch" on your way to work will make you feel like you can take over the world.
Bobby Pins - These have so many uses. I always keep a tiny plastic bag of these and at least one hair-tie.
Charger (Phone/Laptop) - If you are a social media/ PR intern like me, you will use both of these devices nonstop. Bring chargers with you so your tools and life basically doesn't die on you.
Water Bottle - Hydrated skin is beautiful skin.
Notebook - Helps organize your thoughts, lists, and basically an attempt to make sense of your crazy life.
Flats - Don't be the amateur who wears heels. Flats are acceptable and preferable. Love your feet hun.
Gum/Mints - Bad breath is bad for everyone involved.
Google Docs - My husband. Get a gmail and have a drive. It makes file sharing and uploading ten times easier.
Lip moisturizer - Coffee dehydrates. Keep those kissers cute. I like the BALM by L'Oreal because it's tinted.