And then there were 250. That’s how many applicants have made it through to the third round of actor Charlie Sheen‘s highly publicized online competition for a summer, social media focused intern.

Among this group is 21-year-old part-time central Pennsylvania journalist Julia Hatmaker, who covers city politics and school issues for daily the Patriot-News. More importantly, she was an intern last summer for the UK government and writes about Twitter trends on her blog Trendtweet. She tells colleague Dustin Hockensmith:

“I first applied as a joke, because I thought I wouldn’t have any chance,” Hatmaker said. “I still don’t think it’s really going to happen, but I would be so excited. Whatever people may think of Charlie Sheen, he’s so smart at using social media to further his brand.”

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