10 Feb

Bernie Sanders is only presidential candidate who pays his interns


Bernie Sanders is only presidential candidate who pays his interns

Bernie Sanders pays $10.10 per hour for an internship


Employers may argue that professional experience gained via an internship pays for itself – which is hopefully the case, as most of the presidential candidates are not prepared to pay you to work for them.

A new study has revealed that only one presidential hopeful out of a total of 16 candidates pays their interns.

The candidates may not vary much on pay, but they do vary on what they require during the application process.

Former chief executive Carly Fiorina also covers expenses, and requires applications to submit a CV and respond to a series of questions. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie asks for a CV and a cover letter. Marco Rubio, the only one of these three politicians that is ascending the polls, asks for a CV, cover letter, references and answers to a series of questions.

The candidates that only ask for a CV are Republicans John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, George Pataki and Jeb Bush, as well as Democrat Martin O’Malley. Mr O’Malley is the only one on this list who supports an increase in the minimum wage.

“[…] the cost of participation continues to disadvantage segments of our country, particularly people of color and those without family wealth. If candidates don’t understand that, then they cannot help but continue to perpetuate the racial and economic inequality they claim to oppose,” wrote Ms Greer and Ms Grenell.

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