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