Hillary Clinton is in the news again, this time over reports that her New York City office is offering a four month autumn internship which offers no pay, stipends, or college credit. The internship positions, posted on the Clinton Foundation's website, run from mid-September to mid-December, and require "a minimum of three days per week" of work.
According to more detailed documents obtained by The Daily Caller, the positions, whose criteria includes "a high level of professionalism and discretion," "strong research and writing skills," "a diligent work ethic," etc., are unpaid. The posting, which encourages undergraduates from all majors to apply, does not seem to offer any other forms of compensation, such as school credit or a stipend, either.
Upon hearing about the positions, the internet vented its anger on Twitter, with users calling the Clintons' hiring practices "shameful" and suggesting that the internships were evidence of hypocrisy on the part of the Democrats, who have talked a great deal about decent, well-paid job opportunities for young people during elections.
Shame on Hillary Clinton for not paying her staff. Does she honestly think that it is ethical not to pay people for work? No wonder she never got elected. She's part of the problem! @HillaryClinton https://t.co/3FI3fLWdOJ— Tess (@miladytess) 3 сентября 2018 г.
That's how Democrats create jobs. Funny how dems always looking to raise the minimum wage unless it directly affects them.— Bill Damato (@Billd111) 3 сентября 2018 г.
Others nervously asked whether the new batch of interns was an indication of another run for office by Clinton, who failed in her presidential bids in 2008 and 2016.
Oh God she's not running again is she? Ffs!— A.J. 🌹. 🏳️🌈. 🌍. 📚. (@IVicere) 2 сентября 2018 г.
A few defenders of the former presidential candidate suggested that an internship would be a good way to get experience, and was standard practice, with others sarcastically challenging the notion.
Ok, not a Hillary fan, but interns are getting paid in education and experience. Thats the difference between an internship and a JOB. They should just be happy that they are picked for the team.— Light Master (@RushKingFloyd) 3 сентября 2018 г.
It’s a privilege to work for royalty!— Michael Huffman (@hmichael777) 3 сентября 2018 г.
Others still suggested that the interns should receive "hazard pay," given President Bill Clinton's record of sexual abuse scandals involving interns going back to the 1990s.
Considering what Bill has done to interns in the past, they should get hazard pay. pic.twitter.com/uQEvykh6xT— Matron (@Matronpolitics) 3 сентября 2018 г.
Finally, a few users urged the media to "stop" reporting on the former candidate, saying that America was "all Hillaryed out."
Come on, stop. We’re all Hillaryed out. Who cares.— G. Herbert Brown (@GHerbertBrown2) 3 сентября 2018 г.