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

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Tuesday, August 13, 2019


STATEHOUSE (Aug. 13, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply their 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.

“An internship with Indiana House Republicans provides students opportunities to transfer skills they learned in the classroom into real-life experiences, like researching potential legislation or helping cover committee hearings,” Cook said. “Interns play an essential role in helping lawmakers during the legislative session and in committee hearings.” 

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


 State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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