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This semester I am doing 1 course. Next semester I will be doing 2 courses, after which I will have graduated. The 2 courses I will be doing next semester are general education courses that I have to do to graduate.
Currently, I get paid $35,000 per year as an intern. I have been interning full time for 4 months, and assuming I get accepted into the place I apply for I will begin work with 6 months of intern experience.
The place offers $50,000 per year to interns and $70,000 to graduates. I was thinking of raising these two points;
I am nearly graduated, with 2 irrelevant courses to my degree left before I graduate, so comparing me to a graduate I have the same amount of relevent university experience. So I should be getting paid close to what a graduate gets paid.
They pay $50,000 to interns with no experience, however, I will have had 6 months of intern experience before joining the company.
Are my points fair and acceptable? What can I ask for without being too ambitious? I was thinking something around $65,000. And after graduating, should I negotiate to get paid more than the $70,000 as they also pay $70,000 to graduates with no prior experience and I will have had over 1 years worth of experience?
Edit: The place I applied for offers $50,000 to interns, current place offers $35,000.