Baird: Gain experience by interning with the House of Representatives

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2016) State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) and fellow Republican members of the Indiana House of Representatives are seeking interns for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, which runs from January through April.

“Internships with the House of Representatives offer diverse opportunities to practice skill sets learned in the classroom,” Baird said. “With today’s competitive job market, it is almost necessary to gain work experience through an internship, and this program is a great way for young professionals to make their resumes stand out to employers.”

College sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, law students and recent graduates are eligible to apply. Benefits include a bi-weekly compensation of $700 and opportunities to earn academic credits and a scholarship.

Baird said these are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, with a typical work day starting at 8:30 a.m. 

Internships are available in various departments, including legislative, communications, technology, fiscal policy and policy.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. For more information and to submit applications, visit


State Rep. Jim Baird represents House District 44, which includes all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

A high resolution photo of Baird can be found here.