Bacon: Intern with the Indiana House of Representatives

Posted by: Victoria Lynn Klimczak  | Friday, September 7, 2018 10:22 am

Studies show quality internship experiences make graduates more marketable to employers, and they are more likely to find jobs after graduation. With many colleges including internship experience as a degree requirement, the House Republican Internship Program is a beneficial opportunity for college students and recent graduates.

These full-time, paid internship positions with the House are available during the 2019 legislative session, running from January through April, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Through the program, interns can earn college credit, gain valuable work experience and network with professionals. House interns work directly with state legislators and gain firsthand experience on how laws are made.

House internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for a position in a variety of departments based on their skills and career goals, including legislative, communications/media relations, fiscal policy and policy.

Interns in the legislative department are responsible for researching and responding to legislative questions and communicating directly with constituents. Communications/media relations interns write press releases and electronic newsletters, monitor news coverage, and coordinate media interviews. The policy intern helps track and analyze amendments and bills, and prepares committee reports for legislators. The fiscal policy intern is responsible for creating and maintaining the Ways and Means bill tracking database and monitoring legislation related to tax and finance.

In each department, interns are paired with full-time staff to complete tasks, receive productive feedback and hone valuable skills. House internships also open doors to new opportunities by strengthening resumes and expanding professional networks. In fact, many full-time staffers are former House interns, and others have gone on to successful careers in both the public and private sectors.

To learn more about opportunities with the House, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. If you have any questions, please contact my office at 317-232-9643 or h75@iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

A high-resolution photo of Bacon can be downloaded by clicking here.