Hillary Clinton Campaign Offers To Pay Interns With ‘Free Coffee’ Instead Of Cash

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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Hillary Clinton is looking to hire college students or recent graduates to work at her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn. And she’ll pay too, just not in cash.

The Democratic presidential candidate, who reportedly hopes to raise $2 billion to fund her campaign, is offering to compensate interns in “free coffee,” “great views,” and “the chance to make history,” she tweeted Sunday.


While many campaigns refuse to pay interns, Clinton’s offer comes just as she is touting a 10-year, $350 billion plan to make college more affordable and help ease student debt for graduates. The application for intern positions says that qualified applicants must currently be enrolled in college, be working towards a graduate degree, or have recently graduated while planning to work towards a graduate degree.


Clinton was criticized in a June op-ed for USA Today by a college graduate who said she was excited to work on the presidential campaign but was let down after she learned that the gig didn’t pay.

“So, Hillary, I ask you to question your role in this exploitative system,” Carolyn Osorio wrote. “My generation is in trouble. Young people today are put in the impossible position of trading their self-worth just to survive.”

It is unclear what kind of coffee Clinton serves at her campaign headquarters.

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