FOX News interns are on their way to becoming paid professional employees.
A report published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal shows that Fox News interns spent last fall working on a “high-profile” piece about President Donald Trump.
In the report, interns working at Fox News said they are working on topics such as the opioid crisis, the opioid epidemic and climate change.
Fox News released a statement to The Associated Press saying it welcomes interns who are willing to “help us achieve a better balance of content and the time it takes to do it.”
Interns are expected to report to their jobs as soon as Tuesday.
Fox said it plans to offer “flexible schedules” for interns as they move into the workforce.
The Associated News reported that interns working on the report were paid $18 an hour to attend the conference, which takes place at the Trump National Golf Club.
Fox also said it has hired a director of interns to work on the project, which will also focus on “future news and events.”
In a statement, Fox News President of Programming Roger Ailes said that “the interns’ work has been a tremendous success and has been an absolute joy to work with.”
Fox News has a long history of employing unpaid interns.
The network launched a $50,000 internship program in 2011.
Fox has hired more than a dozen unpaid interns in the past three years, according to the Wall St. Journal.