Hugh Baran Discusses Uneven Playing Field of Unpaid Internships

Hugh Baran (’19), Senior Staff Attorney with National Employment Law Project, was quoted in The Sacramento Bee regarding racial disparities in accessing professional employment opportunities through entry-level unpaid internships (“More Than 90% Of California Capitol Interns Are Unpaid By Legislature. Who’s Left Behind?” May 20). “It ends up perpetuating a lot of systemic racism and inequality in the workplace. When you have only unpaid opportunities, you are essentially limiting the ability of people of color to enter into public service.”