Arnold: House Republican internships offer many benefits to students

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:54 am

The Indiana House Republicans are offering unique internship opportunities to current college students and recent graduates. The House Republican Internship Program provides a chance to gain hands-on experience while participating in the legislative process at the Indiana Statehouse.

Interns work one-on-one with state legislators and see firsthand how laws are made in Indiana. In addition to receiving a bi-weekly compensation of $750, students can earn college credits, gain quality work experience and network with professionals from across the state.

The House Republican Internship Program is 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, policy, fiscal policy and technology. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January until mid-March.

With opportunities available in a variety of departments, there is something for all students. Legislative interns work directly with an assigned group of representatives, research and respond to legislative questions, and communicate with constituents. Interns in the communications department also work directly with representatives, writing press releases and e-newsletters, monitoring news coverage, and arranging interviews with reporters. The fiscal intern is responsible for creating and maintaining the Ways and Means bill tracking database and monitoring tax-and finance-related legislation. The policy intern will research, track and analyze amendments and bills, prepare committee reports and speak on the House floor.

I highly encourage any interested individuals to apply for this program. While participants will be involved in the legislative process, no previous political or government experience is needed. Many members of the full-time House Republican staff and even some legislators are former House interns. Other past interns have launched careers and found success not only in government, but also in the private sector.

The application deadline for the House Republican Internship Program is Oct. 31. You can learn more about the internship and the application process at If you have any questions, please contact my office at 317-232-9793 or by email at


State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents House District 74,

which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.

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