[91] Rep. Behning: House Republicans now accepting intern applications for 2013 legislative session (9/21/2012)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Start Date: 9/21/2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/21/2012 End Time: 12:00 PM
STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates looking to gain professional experience while learning more about the legislative process. 

“Education is vital to controlling your own future, and an internship provides an invaluable experience and increases your competitive edge when entering the workforce,” said Rep. Behning. “The internships offered by the House Republicans are some of the best in the state at providing students with hands-on learning experience.”

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 scholarship. The scholarship can be applied toward educational expenses for the student’s current or future undergraduate or graduate studies.

The internship runs for the entire 2013 legislative session, which begins in January and ends in April. It is a full-time internship, Monday through Friday 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 October 31 at the website listed above.

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. 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. 

“The legislators and interns work side by side during session to better Indiana, and it is always an honor to watch the interns utilize the program as a launching pad for their future endeavors,” said Rep. Behning. “I hope all eligible students and graduates interested in the legislative process apply for this wonderful opportunity.” 

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Rep. Behning. 2013 Intern Release.docx