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

ALTON DAILY NEWS: Double Standard for Intern Pay?

By Guillermo Creamer|October 25, 2017|In the News|

“If someone is for the ‘Fight for $15′ but doesn’t pay their interns, we see that as someone that’s not truly invested in helping lower-income people,” he said. “If they campaign on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but then don’t pay their interns behind peoples’ backs, I would call it phony.” Link: http://www.altondailynews.com

#NBCLatino20: The Equalizer, Carlos Mark Vera

By Guillermo Creamer|October 9, 2017|In the News|

“If you have rich interns, those rich interns become staffers, and then the decisions will be in the hands of 23-year-old rich kids who are mostly white,” he said. “That has implications for our democracy. We need to have them at the table.” Link: https://www.nbcnews.com

USA Today: This nonprofit is fighting against unpaid internships

By Guillermo Creamer|July 14, 2017|In the News|

“Our biggest goal is to ensure that students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds have the same opportunities than those who can afford to do an unpaid internship,” Creamer said. “Let’s face it: Most of the legislative assistants, legislative directors and the people that end up working on the Hill once interned, so it really benefits students that can’t afford to have those paid internships, so that one day they can move on to being

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