ProPublica Wants to Pay an Intern to Investigate Internships

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As the unpaid-intern revolt kicks up once again, nonprofit newsroom ProPublica is raising money on Kickstarter to pay an intern of its own — $700 a week for sixteen weeks — to report on other, less fortunate amateur laborers around the country "in a meta/multimedia way." A $200 donation gets you a tote bag with an "eager beaver" on it, but they'll take $1 too.