Guest Host: Brendan Greeley

(From the left) Guillermo Creamer and Carlos Vera of the nonprofit "Pay Our Interns" meet with Senator Chris Van Hollen, who played a pivotal role in building bipartisan support for paying interns on the Hill.

(From the left) Guillermo Creamer and Carlos Vera of the nonprofit "Pay Our Interns" meet with Senator Chris Van Hollen, who played a pivotal role in building bipartisan support for paying interns on the Hill.

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 and what it means for early career workers everywhere.

Guests

  • Gihan Fernando Executive Director, American University Career Center
  • Guillermo Creamer Chief of Staff, Pay Our Interns; @GuillermoCJr
  • Chris Van Hollen U.S. Senator, Maryland; @ChrisVanHollen

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