Politics

Will Sanders Hill Internship Be Hottest Ticket for Wonky Millennials?

It pays $12/hr, not $15

On the day of a Republican presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attends a rally in Upper Senate Park with striking workers to call for a minimum wage of $15 per hour, November 10, 2015. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Bernie Sanders has not dropped out of the race for president yet, but he might be hinting at a shift away from the campaign.  

Earlier in June, Sanders let go about half his campaign staff  and on Monday, Sanders tweeted that he is looking for interns for his congressional and Burlington, Vermont, office.  

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These internships are paid. However, they pay $12 an hour, which is less than the $15 minimum wage increase Sanders has called for as a living wage.   

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Some people on Twitter are calling Sanders out: 

Others are just excited by the prospect of possibly working for the progressive:  

 Applications  for fall internships end on June 24. 

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