The nation’s leading intern advocacy group is calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to develop stricter standards around unpaid internships, warning that the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate problems of worker misclassification.
In California, Only 10 Percent of State Assembly Offices Paid Their Interns; No Senate Offices Paid Their Interns
Today, Pay Our Interns, a nonprofit advocating for practical work experience for young adults regardless of socioeconomic status, released a report on the state of internships in the California State Legislature.
Pay Our Interns receives a $200,000 grant from Lumina Foundation to investigate inequities in internship economy
Today, Pay Our Interns was awarded a $200,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Racial Justice and Equity fund to research inequities in the internship economy.
It’s no secret: the majority of Americans are hurting right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has sounded one alarm after another, demanding that we finally acknowledge inequities in healthcare, education, housing, childcare, and employment, to name a few. While we’ve made great efforts to combat the effects of the pandemic, there are too many people in this country being left behind.
The pandemic has brought out a lot of inequities,” says Pay Our Interns co-founder Carlos Mark Vera. “Some are hurting more, and we want to help.
As the world grapples with ongoing police brutality and the call for dismantling systemic racism, demands have escalated for Congress to provide antiracist policy solutions that reverse decades of unequal treatment that has rewarded whites and punished non-whites. However, one element of congressional policymaking that is consistently overlooked is how Congress manages its own workforce. Personnel decisions about who to hire and how to manage a political workplace are all matters of policy that provide a glimpse into how Congress is itself a racialized institution.
By Cynthia Silva “Their careers and how they do over the long term will have financial and economic implications for the country,” says Pew Research’s Mark Hugo Lopez. Alexis Aviles, 22, had it all planned out. The recent University of Richmond graduate was going to move to Chicago and pursue a job with a nonprofit. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Quarantined with her family in her native New Orleans, Aviles, a first-generation college
Students hoping to beef up their resumes must decide whether to take unpaid internships that offer college credit or recommendations instead of compensation.
Join us Nov. 20th for our #InternsforChange Rally. We are excited to be joined by Leah Greenberg, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible.