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 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.

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!

The Washington Times: ‘Pay Our Interns’ advocates call new rules from House Democrats ‘too late’

The Washington Times: ‘Pay Our Interns’ advocates call new rules from House Democrats ‘too late’

House Democrats issued guidance to lawmakers Tuesday allowing them to use up to $20,000 a year from a new fund to pay interns and to reimburse them for expenses they incur. The new rules also define the interns in the congressional handbook and lay out the ethical standards they must abide by. The rules are only interim guidance and will be refined as more offices take advantage of the program,

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Roll Call: Guidance for paying House interns adopted, as application deadlines fly by

Roll Call: Guidance for paying House interns adopted, as application deadlines fly by

House offices now have guidance, however brief, on how to implement paid internships in their offices with the inaugural funding provided specifically for that purpose. The House Administration Committee approved a resolution Tuesday afternoon by voice vote that outlines “interim regulations governing House paid internships.”  A spending bill signed into law in in September included $8.8 million to pay interns in the House. Each office was allocated $20,000 in a newly created

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NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

NPR: New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes office next month, representing New York’s 14th District, she will be a part of the “blue wave” of new Democrats in the House. But the 29-year-old may end up being a part of a different kind of wave, too: a bipartisan effort for members of Congress to pay the interns they employ. “Time to walk the walk,” she tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay

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Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay her interns $15 an hour or more, after slamming unpaid internships in Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she will pay her congressional interns at least $15 an hour after slamming her future colleagues for offering unpaid internships and failing to pay staff a “living wage.”  “Time to walk the walk,” the Democratic congresswoman-elect tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.”  She tweeted a link to an article in the Washington Post in which her

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Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Teen Vogue: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Promises She Will Pay Her Congressional Interns, Unlike Much of Congress Historically

Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not been shy to talk about about pay inequality — and on Tuesday, December 4, she confirmed plans to pay her interns at least $15 an hour, according to a reporter for The Washington Post. “Time to walk the walk,” the newly elected New York Democrat Socialist tweeted on Tuesday. “Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them.” Ocasio-Cortez’s promise comes after she

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New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

New York Post: Chuck Schumer said ad for free interns was an ‘error’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Schumer listed job openings for unpaid interns — but said the posting was “made in error” after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized members of Congress for seeking free labor. Ocasio-Cortez is promising to pay $15 per hour to her interns. Shortly after advertising for unpaid press and legislative interns, Schumer’s office said that was a mistake. “This posting was made in error. Starting in January, Senator Schumer’s office

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