Baird invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

Baird said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply skills in a real-world setting. He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

“Our internship program is a tremendous opportunity to gain real-world experience,” Baird said. “Interns can also make important professional contacts that can lead to a future career while earning college credit and learning valuable job skills. With limited openings available, I encourage anyone interested to apply as soon as possible.”

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

The positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Baird said interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at Baird said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.


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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