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An internships ad for the Washington Post appears to have disappeared.
A message posted on the blog of the newspaper’s internship site said the ad “wasn’t available for the time being.”
The blog’s author, who goes by the username jesse-mike-dillon, said he removed the advertisement Monday after receiving a complaint about the ad.
He added that the Post did not have enough interns for an internship.
He said he had not yet reviewed the complaints and that he would update the article with any further information.
A Post spokeswoman said she could not comment on individual complaints.
The Post’s internship program is a part of the paper’s larger effort to help interns and post-graduates in journalism and public service get jobs.
About 6 percent of the post-secondary students who graduated in 2017 were interns, according a Post analysis of data from the Labor Department.
About 8 percent of interns are permanent workers.
About 7 percent of those are permanent employees who are hired through temporary positions that pay up to $15 an hour, while the rest are temporary workers who are paid by the position.
The internships program was expanded in 2020, according the Post.
The job posting does not mention the Post by name, although it appears to be referring to the agency’s journalism internships.
The program is called the Post-Employment-Related Employment (PEER) program, and it’s part of a larger effort that includes a new internships website, a new internship app and a website for the Post’s journalism programs.
The website includes links to the Post job openings on the new website, but there is no indication that anyone will be able to apply for a job in the new program.
The company’s internship website was removed on Tuesday, but the internship app is still available.
The new internship program was first announced in 2017 and expanded to include all its newsroom internships and internships for other types of journalists.