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Political Internships

Segment 1: Political Internships

For years, it used to be standard fare that taking an unpaid internship in the political world was invaluable if you wanted to break into Capitol Hill and the halls of power. But questions about fair pay have pushed many politicians to start offering paid internships in recent years. We talk with two people who experienced some of the pitfalls of an unpaid internship and a university's internship coordinator about the movement to pay more interns and the outsized impact unpaid internships can have on equity and inclusion in politics.

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.