Mr. President, Pay Your Interns
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Mr. President, Pay Your Interns

Where can an adult work 50 hours a week for no pay in 2013? The White House Intern program.

According to the White House website, intern duties "include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events." The White House internship program puts many on a fast track to leadership, but is only open to the children of the wealthy. No one can work 45 hours a week and then make enough to pay the high rents in D.C.


The petition enjoys the support of the Fair Pay Campaign, the nations foremost advocate for the rights of interns. More details here: http://fairpaycampaign.com