Unpaid internships one step closer to coming to an end in the Senate. Take Action Now!
Pay Our Interns is eager to announce the latest Senator to pay their interns. For more information on Pay Our Interns click here.
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
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
“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
Pay Our Interns is proud to have contributed to this Vox report. NDAs for interns should include exception clauses for harassment, discrimination, and abuse. When you don’t have that, it contributes to the sexual harassment culture & deeply hierarchical nature of Congress. Link: Vox
The following list is a list of paid summer internships that are offered in Senate offices on the Hill. This list is not the full list but rather the list of those offices still available. Democrats/Independents That Pay Their Interns Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) limited number of paid internships are available. Deadline March 15, 2018 Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) Summer interns are paid hourly. Deadline April 20,
Madam’s Organ Blues Bar is a local D.C. favorite for live music and celebration. Recently Madam’s Organ hosted Pay Our Interns for one of their thursday night nonprofit happy hours! We were thrilled to see so many familiar and new faces. If you’re looking for a fun place to visit in D.C. be sure to check out Madam’s Organ! We would like to thank all who attended and hope to
Earlier this year we got Tom Perez to pledge that the DNC will start offering paid internship opportunities if he were elected. We are thrilled to announce that starting this January the DNC will offer stipends to interns! Link: Huffington Post
“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