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

By Guillermo Creamer|June 20, 2018|In the News|0 comments

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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The Atlantic: Congress May Finally Be Feeling the Shamefulness of Unpaid Hill Internships

By Guillermo Creamer|April 26, 2018|In the News|

The legislature will have to study the effect of this long-standing practice, while renewed attention to the issue is bringing it out of the shadows. The teams favorite line: “But one scrappy, not-quite-two-year-old non-profit group, called Pay Our Interns, has popped up to crusade for a very specific usage: paying congressional interns.” Thank you to The Atlantic for highlighting what we do. Read the piece here: Link  

ROLL CALL: We Can’t Afford Not to Pay Interns (OPINION)

By Guillermo Creamer|April 25, 2018|In the News|

This issue is too important to ignore, Sen. Chris Van Hollen writes For the first time a sitting Senator has taken the time to express why paid internships are so important. Since his second month in office Sen. Van Hollen has joined us in our efforts to get interns paid. Check out what the Senator has to say: Link

ROLL CALL: New Push for Senators to Pay Their Interns

By Guillermo Creamer|April 25, 2018|In the News|

“Advocates say the time is right for offices to stop relying on free labor” News about Pay Our Interns Senate Push was received by every single Congressional Office through the well known Roll Call news. We are happy to report positive phone calls happening after this article was published. Read the article here: Link