Carlos Mark Vera

Carlos Mark Vera is the founder of Pay Our Interns, a bipartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for more paid internships and workforce development opportunities for millennials. In one year they have successfully convinced a dozen senators to start offering paid internships, including Senators Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, Michael Bennet, and Catherine Cortez-Masto, as well as the Democratic National Convention. Their efforts have led to the creation of more than 100 paid internships. While in school, he founded Justice for AU Workers, a student-led labor organization that advocates for service workers of color. Vera’s work in advocacy has been highlighted by The Atlantic, The Washington Post, NPR, NBC, Fox News, and USA Today.