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:

#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:

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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Huffington Post: Congress Called Out For Not Paying Interns

By Guillermo Creamer|June 30, 2017|In the News|

Vera is the founder of Pay Our Interns, a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to increase the number of paid internships in government and the private sector. He is also one of the authors of a new Pay Our Interns report titled “Experience Doesn’t Pay The Bills: Why Paid Internships are a Must in Congress.”   Link: Huffington Post