POI is looking for a California Fellow!

POI is looking for a California Fellow!

Are you interested in state government? Do you have ties to California, and are interested in making a difference for the interns of the state? Come join POI as a California Fellow, as we start working on our next phase. We’re looking for someone to help us build out a plan to ensure CA Legislature interns are paid. Apply here: https://lnkd.in/eh-yfveE

Pay Our Interns Sends Letter to Senators Calling for Funding of State Department Interns

Pay Our Interns Sends Letter to Senators Calling for Funding of State Department Interns

Today, Pay Our Interns sent a letter to key Senators, calling for funding for State Department Interns to be included in Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills. This request comes on the heels of support for the funding from the House, and recommendations made by Congress’s 2017 Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, which released a 2020 report recommending all federal government interns be paid to “expand the socioeconomic diversity of interested applicants

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Pay Our Interns Calls on Senate to Support Funding for White House and State Department Interns

Instead of a how-to post this Friday, we call on YOUR support to ensure the Senate funds internships for White House and State Department interns. Earlier in 2021, Pay Our Interns partnered with members of Congress to include funding to pay interns at the White House and the State Department in Congressional spending. But when the Senate released its budget, the funding was no longer in the spending bill. We

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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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