Bosma: Local grads gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — Two Lawrence North High School graduates gained experience as interns with House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Elias Arnett, a resident of Lawrence, is the son of Andrew and Laura Arnett. He is an Indiana University graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree and majored in sports communication.

As an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, Arnett helped write press releases, create legislative handouts and assist with media relations.

Lance Winkler, a resident of Lawrence, is the son of Werner and Helen Winkler. He is a Ball State graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree and majored in geographical information systems.

As a legislative intern, Winkler corresponded with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

“It’s great to see young members of our community like Elias and Lance participate in this unique and beneficial internship opportunity,” Bosma said. “Their time at the Statehouse will help them gain experience and hone their skills as they launch their professional careers. 

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.

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House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 88, which includes northeast corner of Marion County and small portions of Hancock and Hamilton counties. 

GAINING EXPERIENCE: Lawrence residents Elias Arnett (left) and Lance Winkler (right) join House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (center) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Arnett and Winkler interned with the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.