Bartels invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Bartels 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.

“It’s particularly exciting to see individuals from our community interning at the Statehouse, and I would like to see more local students join us for the upcoming legislative session starting in January,” Bartels said. “There are a number of qualified students in our area, and I know Indiana would benefit from their talents and abilities.”

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. Bartels 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 Bartels said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74, which
includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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