Hillary Clinton is on record as being opposed to unpaid internships, but her opposition apparently doesn't apply to the Clinton Foundation's interns.
During a speech at UCLA in 2013, Hillary said:
“Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment. More businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.”
As reported by The Daily Beast:
The foundation goes through about 100 interns each summer, with slightly less during the school year. Summer interns volunteer 30 to 40 hours a week, while interns who work during a college semester may work 25 hours.
The most some interns receive is a $2,000 stipend for a four-month period, and that depends on financial need.
Paying them all New York’s minimum wage of $8.75, for instance, would cost a fraction of the foundation’s budget, which spent $29.9 million on employee salaries, compensation, and benefits for about 2,000 employees worldwide in 2013.
The Daily Beast outlined the internship programs of the Ford and Gates Foundations:
The Ford Foundation offers a paid summer internship program and its website boasts that alumni return to work part-time during the school year and that others have been offered full-time positions.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said interns receive a “competitive” monthly salary, subsidized housing and “additional benefits such as use of the foundation’s health clinic and ability to access matching charitable gifts program.”
Then there's this statement on the Clinton Foundation's website:
“The Clinton Foundation makes no promises or commitments of employment after the internship. No intern is entitled to a job at the conclusion of his/her internship experience.”
While no organization or business can (or should) guarantee a job at the conclusion of an internship, the Ford and Gates Foundations seem to put their money where their mouth is.
In the case of Hillary and the Clinton Foundation, they're clearly not on the same page.