Uplifting Intern Stories

Thousands of unpaid interns go through emotional and economic hardship while interning.

Original Research & Data Collection

POI released a first of its kind Congressional Report citing who pays and who doesn’t in Congress.

Policy Recommendations

POI Team works with a group of bi-partisan legislators to increase paid internships.


POI Team works alongside members of Congress to allocate $14 Million in Intern Funding.


Let’s develop a Congress that Reflects Diversity, All Levels of Socioeconomics, All Races, #ReflectUs


Pay Our Interns is the only bipartisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for an increase in the amount of paid internships within our government, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors.

POI serves as a research platform, advocacy guide, and internship database for young adults across the country. A young adult’s socioeconomic status should not be a barrier to getting real-world work experience. POI is committed to reducing the gap between education and work experience by partnering with foundations and universities to empower them with the means to prepare young adults for internship opportunities.

Pay Our Interns is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all gifts are tax-deductible, where allowed by law. Your donation allows the team to dedicate themselves fully to the cause and create a meaningful resource for interns around the country.

Paid Internship Opportunities

Students, organizations and companies can always submit paid opportunities to share. Here’s a list of what we have collected so far.

Carlos Mark Vera, Co-Founder

Guillermo Creamer, Co-Founder

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