Warren, Biden Campaigns Appear to Find Loophole Around Paid Internships

Unpaid interns are practically non-existent among Democratic presidential campaigns in 2019. But some top-tier candidates appear to be finding a creative way to tap unpaid talent: offering vague fellowship opportunities as volunteer positions. Theres no singular definition for a fellow among 2020 candidates and most this cycle dont offer the option. But two leading contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), give applicants who are selected a chance to participate in the campaign as volunteer fellows, without requiring compensation or academic credit. Volunteers are asked to do something, workers are told, Rene Hagerty, an executive council member for the Campaign Workers Guild, said. Everyone whos performing work on a campaign should be paid. For Bidens campaign, …