Cherry, Jeter: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, September 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 22, 2020) – State Reps. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) and Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) encourage 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. 

"Working with students during their House internship is one of my favorite parts of session because it is so exciting to see them grow professionally and develop a passion for helping others," Cherry said. "Several full-time House staffers got their start as interns, and it's a great opportunity."  

Cherry said 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. 

"As a small-business owner, I know that I value employees who bring tangible skills to the table and can hit the ground running," Jeter said. "Interning serves as a launching pad for careers, and the hands-on experience helps prepare those entering the workforce."

Jeter said the 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.  

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.

 

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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State Rep. Chris Jeter (R-Fishers) represents House District 88,

which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.

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