Rep. Bonamici works to fix internship system

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici has a solution to fix Washington D.C.'s unpaid internship system.

Make unpaid interns from low-income backgrounds into work-study students, paid through the Pell Grant system.

“I’ve heard about these efforts to say all internships need to be paid. What would happen is the public sector entities that have internships won’t have interns. And it’s about the benefit to the intern, and what they learn from an internship and giving them that work experience that’s going to help them get a job. It’s not like these positions would be replaced with paid positions,” Bonamici told BuzzFeed last week. “So this bill, The Opportunities For Success Act, is designed to make those internships more accessible to low-income students by giving them a grant to get an internship.”

Read more at Buzzfeed.

 

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