I need to know how much engineering interns make per hour. I am negotiating a salary for an engineering internship I got with my parent's company, and they are refusing to pay me very much money. I am getting $8/hour now for doing menial activities at the office. I was told engineering interns make $13.50-$20/hour by one source, and $12-$15 by another source at Boeing. My parent's company has never had an engineer or an intern as an employee before, and they may be confused as to what an intern should make. I want the hourly rate to be competitive with other engineering internships.
I feel as though I have unique talents that cannot be found elsewhere in both biology and engineering. I want a fair salary. I am satisfied with the benefits. I just want a competitive hourly rate.