STATEHOUSE (Sept. 22, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.
"Serving as an intern during the legislative session is beneficial for students in many ways," Baird said. "It's an opportunity to learn how policy on numerous topics is formed while working alongside state leaders and building a professional network."
According to Baird, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required.
These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.
Baird said the legislature may make certain changes to the internship program due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, but any adjustments will be communicated to candidates and intern hires.
Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.
State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes
all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
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PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) joins his legislative intern, Kayla Balfour (left), in the House Chamber during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse. Baird encourages local college students, and law school and graduate students to apply for the 2021 House Republican Internship Program by visiting IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/Internship.