Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMore than 700 migrant children in Border Patrol custody: report Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Budowsky: Cruz goes to Cancun, AOC goes to Texas MORE (D-N.Y.) knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Murkowski undecided on Tanden as nomination in limbo 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 PressleyPressley says image of Black custodial staff cleaning up Capitol after Jan. 6 riot 'haunts' her DeJoy apologizes for mail delays while defending Postal Service changes DeJoy set for grilling by House Oversight panel MORE (D-Ohio) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSix ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' Democrats urge Biden FDA to drop in-person rule for abortion pill 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.