We are organizing young people in DC and around the nation to walk out in order to protest the inaccessibility of internships across America and promote the idea that interns deserve compensation for their work.
Earlier this week POI announced the first-ever Trailblazer Award that will be given to one (1) intern who is nominated by their employer for demonstrating exemplary work ethic. POI has the distinguished privilege of announcing that the award will be named in honor of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who began her career as an unpaid intern for the Congressional district she now represents.
Statement on Pay Our Interns’ 3 Year Anniversary
Pay Our Interns announces its first ever Trailblazer Intern Award.
Pay Our Interns teams up with College to Congress and several other partners to celebrate Congressional Interns.
Today, Pay Our Interns released the findings of its House internship audit, finding that only nine percent of Congressional offices advertise paid internships.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced an amendment that would supply an additional $8 million on top of Rep. Ryan’s proposed increase. The proposal would total the intern fund at over $19 million.
Press Release: Pay Our Interns and Congressman Tim Ryan Work to Secure an Additional $2.5 Million for Congressional Intern Pay
Press Contacts: Trevor Smithcomms@payourinterns.com202-670-7783 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 1, 2019 Pay Our Interns and Congressman Tim Ryan Work to Secure an Additional $2.5 Million for Congressional Intern Pay Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, chaired by Rep. Tim Ryan, approved its FY 2020 Appropriations Bill, which includes an additional $2,565,000 for Congressional intern pay. This increases the allowance per Member office from $20,000 to $25,000.
Wage wars: In search of the ‘American dream,’ students are often pushed to accept unpaid internships as necessary evil
Seen to stifle diversity and benefit the wealthy, unpaid internships leave students caught between the prospect of invaluable work experience and the threatening lack of a paycheck
Congressional internships in Washington, D.C., have traditionally been unpaid. While some Texans in Congress have paid some of their interns in the past, those opportunities were not always well-publicized.