Pay Up: House And Senate Allocate Funds To Pay Interns

By Guillermo Creamer|September 10, 2018|In the News|

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee allocated $8.8 million to pay its interns in a 2019 spending package. The decision follows just a few months after the Senate Appropriations Committee included $5 million for intern pay in the legislative branch appropriations bill. Negotiations continue on other parts of the bill. Read More

WUSA9: DC Senate will now pay interns, thanks to DC advocacy group

By Guillermo Creamer|June 20, 2018|In the News|

On Capitol Hill, interns are actually paying to work for free. Now, that’s going to change for Senate interns. A new Senate internship fund was approved on Thursday, bringing some relief to a hot topic on Capitol Hill: unpaid internships. The new funding will allow Senate offices to allocate an estimated $50,000 for internship compensation, with $5 million in total allocated in the Fiscal Year 2019 Legislative Branch Appropriations Read

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WAMU: The Senate Will Now Pay Interns: Why It Matters (Podcast)

By Guillermo Creamer|June 20, 2018|In the News|

Interning in Washington is a rite of passage for many young people seeking experience and a path to future jobs. It was typically an unpaid role, including on Capitol Hill, but lawsuits and pressure have shifted the culture on internships. The U.S. Senate just voted to pay all interns starting next year, and many other organizations now compensate internships. We take a look at how the intern’s role has evolved

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Washington Monthly: Congress Might Finally Start Paying Its Interns

By Guillermo Creamer|June 20, 2018|In the News|

A Senate vote last week was a major step toward opening Hill internships to non-rich kids. Coverage by Saahil Desai The list of issues that Congress keeps refusing to address is snowballing out of control—bills to protect the Dreamers languish, gun control has gone nowhere, and Republicans are sitting idly by as Trump ignites a global trade war. The GOP knows its agenda is unpopular, so it has all but

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