Abbott: Apply for an internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 26, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City).

Abbott said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience. This paid internship at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators.

“Interns can use this program to network, build their resumes, and improve time management and communication skills,” Abbott said. “Internships give students a competitive edge when they enter the workforce.”

Internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, interns can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.

More information about the House internship program and the application can be found at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. Abbott said the application deadline is Oct. 31.

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State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

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