STATEHOUSE (Aug. 31, 2021) – Whether studying economics, telecommunications or history, Hendricks County legislators said local college students and recent graduates can gain valuable hands-on work experience by interning with Indiana House Republicans at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
“Our interns are a great asset throughout the entire legislative session,” said State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis). “We rely on them to cover public hearings, help set up press conferences, and draft letters and news releases. Each year, I’m impressed with the skills our interns bring to the table.”
According to State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon), internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of departments related to their field of study, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy.
“Interns with the House of Representatives have diverse backgrounds, career goals and skill sets,” Steuerwald said. “We value our interns and enjoy helping them develop as professionals.”
State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) said interns will work at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for the duration of the 2022 legislative session, which kicks off in January and concludes mid-March. The paid, spring-semester positions are full time, Monday through Friday. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, free parking, career and professional development assistance, enrollment access to an Indiana government class, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.
“Because we work on legislation that covers a wide variety of topics, interns from all majors can learn about different policies that align with their interests,” Thompson said. “Anyone wanting to grow their skills while helping move Indiana forward should apply.”
Visit indianahouserepublicans.com/internship for more information and to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline.