Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Rolling Stone: Chuck Schumer: Ad for Unpaid Interns Was Posted in ‘Error’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has earned praise for her efforts to lift the veil and show what Congress is really like on social media, had another revelation to share with her followers on Monday.  “This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food. I chatted up the staff,” the newly-elected congresswoman wrote on Twitter. “SEVERAL bartenders, managers, & servers *currently worked in Senate + House offices.* This is a disgrace. Congress

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Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

Daily Dot: Chuck Schumer’s listing for an unpaid intern gets ripped apart (updated)

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

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