Update 3:55pm CT, Dec. 3: A spokesman for Senator Schumer’s office told the Daily Dot that the post was made in error and that “eligible” interns for Schumer will receive stipends in January.
The original story appears below.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is apparently looking for an unpaid press intern, sparking outrage from people online who called the posting hypocritical.
The job posting was pointed out by Michael Whitney, a newsletter editor for the Intercept.
The posting calls for unpaid interns to work full-time and handle numerous tasks in the minority leader’s press office including: writing press releases, answering questions from reporters, and compiling press clips.