On OutKick the Coverage Clay talked about NFL Network’s Jane Slater’s recent tweet that sparked controversy within the Twitter community.
I posted an opportunity for an unpaid internship and I’m amazed the comments I get. It’s not even for me. It’s for someone else and I would have jumped at it in college. I had 3 unpaid internships in school, double majored and had a job. SMH— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) March 1, 2021
Clay said he worked for free on Capitol Hill and that it was an invaluable experience. He said he also had an internship during college — all to build his resume.
“If I had demanded pay for my work when I started, I don’t think I would be talking to you right now,” he said.
“If you want to work in sports, it is wildly competitive,” he said.
Clay said you’re either going to basically work for free or work a second job to be able to work in sports.
“The idea that you should be paid to do a job that there is great demand for that you don’t know how to do is actually limiting your ability to get a job in sports,” he said.
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