Rep. Torr urges students to apply for House Republican internship program

Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Start Date:  9/13/2012  Start Time:  8:00 AM
End Date:  9/13/2012  End Time:  8:00 AM

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) announces that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional experience as well as learn more about the legislative process.

“I’ve seen many interns come through this internship and land great opportunities because of it,” said Rep. Torr. “The House Republican internship program is a phenomenal way to gain real-life work experience and learn a lot about the legislative session and how our state government works.”

Applicants from all academic majors are accepted. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 Verizon scholarship. The scholarship can be applied toward educational expenses for the student’s current or future undergraduate or graduate studies.

The internship will be for the entire 2013 legislative session, which begins in January and ends in April. It is a full-time internship at the Statehouse, located in Indianapolis.

Individuals interested in the internship program may consider four different concentrations when applying: member services, media, computer/technology and policy/fiscal. For a detailed description of each concentration and additional information concerning the internship program, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans, select the ‘Student Opportunities’ tab at the top of the page, then select ‘Internships’.

The Indiana House Republicans will accept applications for the internship program until Oct. 31. Applications are currently being accepted at the website listed above.

Applicants are encouraged to work with their school in order to obtain academic credit for the internship – most colleges and universities in Indiana offer class credit.

“Our interns play such a vital role in what goes on during the legislative session every year,” said Rep. Torr. “For any student or graduate student interested in politics and state government, you truly can’t find a better program in the state.”

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