Who Congress Pays: Analysis of Lawmakers’ Use of Intern Allowances in the 116th Congress

March 18, 2021

“Who Congress Pays” is the first-ever audit of the Congressional Internship Fund. Our research entailed reviewing over 8,500 pages of payroll records from the House and Senate and examines which offices used the funds, who they hired, and how much interns were paid. We found most offices used their funds, but not equitably. Over 76% of paid interns were White, and went to private universities.

Publication Type: Research

Publication Topic: Continuity & preparing for the future,Diversity, equity and inclusion,Effectiveness, efficiency and transparency,Management and leadership