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May 01, 2015

Clinton Foundation Doesn't Pay All Interns

Unlike other major foundations, the Clinton Foundation does not pay its interns, despite Hillary Clinton speaking out against the practice of offering unpaid internships, The Daily Beast reports.

The foundation hires about 100 interns each summer and slightly fewer during the school year. Though most interns volunteer, others can receive up to a $2,000 stipend for a four-month period, depending on the intern's financial need.

The article cites a New York Department of Labor law that states that unpaid volunteers can’t be required to work certain hours and cannot be compensated in any way except for reimbursement for expenses. According to the article, Clinton Foundation interns are required to work certain hours.

Both the Ford Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offer paid summer internships.