Pay Our Interns Launching New Push for Paid Internships to Be Included in Upcoming Federal Budget and Advance Goal of Attracting Talent to Public Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, October 19th Contact: Jess Huang, Jess@payourinterns.org, ‪(949) 438-3563‬ Pay Our Interns Launching New Push for Paid Internships to Be Included in Upcoming Federal Budget and Advance Goal of Attracting Talent to Public Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Pay Our Interns (POI) announced a major new push for paid federal internships to be included in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2022 federal budget. The effort is supported by

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POI is hiring a legislative fellow!

ICYMI: Pay Our Interns is hiring a legislative fellow to work with our Federal Affairs Manager. If you’re: Interested in legislation and public policy, Eager to hone your research skills, Ready to practice your skills with talking to Members of Congress/working on the Hill Start here: https://payourinternsnow.typeform.com/to/Efw9NOr7

POI is hiring a Communications Fellow!

Happy Friday! We’re looking for a Communications Fellow interested in developing their digital background, including expanding on creating on social media content and working on developing media pitches. You’d work with the Communications Manager in support of POI’s goals, and developing your own communication skills! To apply, please visit the application form.

Business Insider: AOC joins Cárdenas and other top lawmakers in calling on Biden’s Labor Department to revolutionize oversight of unpaid internships

…Congressional leaders from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Rep. Ayanna Pressley signed on to a letter organized by Rep. Tony Cárdenas of California and activist group Pay Our Interns. The letter calls on the DOL to enact more reporting requirements around unpaid internships and track them, as well as collect data on intern pay. It’s a push to both create greater equity by curbing unpaid positions, and to understand the role that unpaid

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Pay Our Interns Announces Joint Initiative with Rep. Cárdenas and Congressional Offices to Call on Department of Labor to Ensure Oversight of Internship Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 29th, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Pay Our Interns (POI) announced a joint initiative with the offices of Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and thirty-six other Congressional offices, calling on the Department of Labor to ensure oversight of the internship economy.  The initiative originated through the Pay Our Interns “Protect Interns” campaign, and calls on the Department of Labor (DOL) to create reporting requirements for unpaid internships.

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Introducing Friday POI Resources:

We’re expanding our Friday posts to include POI resources for interns! Across our social media platforms and the website, we’ll be posting blog posts, job tips and more, almost every Friday. Today’s post starts on Instagram, and it’s a carousel of tips on how to write your perfect cover letter. Click through to learn more!

Meet the Intern: Bryant Larson

Bryant Larson is a junior at U.C. Berkeley, studying International Relations and Farsi.

Previously, he attended Irvine Valley College, where he served as President of the school’s nationally-ranked Model United Nations team.