Having interns has worked out well for the Reader team. Following my blog post, we were very pleased to get Nitin Shantharam and Jason Hall to help us out with Reader development. Their stints on the team resulted in a a bunch of features, and Jason is now back at Google working full-time (Nitin wasn't a slacker, he's just still in school).
If you or anyone you know is interested in this internship, contact me at
mihaip at google dot com. This page also has more general information about interning at Google.