The Atlantic: Congress May Finally Be Feeling the Shamefulness of Unpaid Hill Internships

The Atlantic: Congress May Finally Be Feeling the Shamefulness of Unpaid Hill Internships

The legislature will have to study the effect of this long-standing practice, while renewed attention to the issue is bringing it out of the shadows. The teams favorite line: “But one scrappy, not-quite-two-year-old non-profit group, called Pay Our Interns, has popped up to crusade for a very specific usage: paying congressional interns.” Thank you to The Atlantic for highlighting what we do. Read the piece here: Link  

ROLL CALL: We Can’t Afford Not to Pay Interns (OPINION)

ROLL CALL: We Can’t Afford Not to Pay Interns (OPINION)

This issue is too important to ignore, Sen. Chris Van Hollen writes For the first time a sitting Senator has taken the time to express why paid internships are so important. Since his second month in office Sen. Van Hollen has joined us in our efforts to get interns paid. Check out what the Senator has to say: Link

ROLL CALL: New Push for Senators to Pay Their Interns

ROLL CALL: New Push for Senators to Pay Their Interns

“Advocates say the time is right for offices to stop relying on free labor” News about Pay Our Interns Senate Push was received by every single Congressional Office through the well known Roll Call news. We are happy to report positive phone calls happening after this article was published. Read the article here: Link

Paid Senate Summer Internships

  The following list is a list of paid summer internships that are offered in Senate offices on the Hill. This list is not the full list but rather the list of those offices still available. Democrats/Independents That Pay Their Interns Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) limited number of paid internships are available. Deadline March 15, 2018 Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) Summer interns are paid hourly. Deadline April 20,

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Madam’s Organ Nonprofit Happy Hour!

Madam’s Organ Blues Bar is a local D.C. favorite for live music and celebration.  Recently Madam’s Organ hosted Pay Our Interns for one of their thursday night nonprofit happy hours! We were thrilled to see so many familiar and new faces. If you’re looking for a fun place to visit in D.C. be sure to check out Madam’s Organ!  We would like to thank all who attended and hope to

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ALTON DAILY NEWS: Double Standard for Intern Pay?

ALTON DAILY NEWS: Double Standard for Intern Pay?

“If someone is for the ‘Fight for $15′ but doesn’t pay their interns, we see that as someone that’s not truly invested in helping lower-income people,” he said. “If they campaign on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but then don’t pay their interns behind peoples’ backs, I would call it phony.” Link: http://www.altondailynews.com

#NBCLatino20: The Equalizer, Carlos Mark Vera

#NBCLatino20: The Equalizer, Carlos Mark Vera

“If you have rich interns, those rich interns become staffers, and then the decisions will be in the hands of 23-year-old rich kids who are mostly white,” he said. “That has implications for our democracy. We need to have them at the table.” Link: https://www.nbcnews.com

USA Today: This nonprofit is fighting against unpaid internships

USA Today: This nonprofit is fighting against unpaid internships

“Our biggest goal is to ensure that students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have the same opportunities than those who can afford to do an unpaid internship,” Creamer said. “Let’s face it: Most of the legislative assistants, legislative directors and the people that end up working on the Hill once interned, so it really benefits students that can’t afford to have those paid internships, so that one day they can move on to being

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