Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Michelle Obama, Sanders, Kasich to be featured on first night of Democratic convention: report Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports MORE (D-N.Y.) knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill No signs of breakthrough for stalemated coronavirus talks State aid emerges as major hurdle to reviving COVID-19 talks MORE (R-Ky.) on Friday , pitching her internship program's $15 per hour salary over the Republican senator's $330 per week stipend for similar work.

"Why intern for Mitch McConnell, who runs the ball for this racist and incompetent administration, when I will pay you almost twice as much to help make the world a better place?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday. 

Last June, House Democrats pushed a bill urging lawmakers to pay interns a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The legislation would add another $2.7 million to the $11 million already set aside for House intern salaries annually.

"When we don't pay our interns, the only folks that get access to becoming interns are people who already have access to privilege and opportunity," Ocasio-Cortez said last June on NowThis. "If we're going to democratize our government, we have to democratize our internship opportunities."

According to both Ocasio-Cortez and McConnell's internship application pages, the duties and responsibilities requested of interns are similar. Both jobs focus primarily on communications and legislative tasks. 

Members of "the squad" — Reps. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyIt's past time to be rid of the legacy of Jesse Helms Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger Tlaib wins Michigan Democratic primary MORE (D-Ohio) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to refund campaign ,800 for salary payments HuffPost reporter discusses progressives' successful showing on Tuesday MORE (D-Mich.) — have argued against both unpaid and minimum wage internships in Washington, D.C., and have echoed Ocasio-Cortez's sentiments on the subject. 

The Hill has reached out to the offices of McConnell and Ocasio-Cortez for more information about their internship payment policies.