Davisson, Engleman: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Jordan Wallace  | Friday, September 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 25, 2020) – State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) 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, Davisson said 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.

"There have been many bright young people serve as interns for House Republicans who have moved on to successful careers in both the private sector and government," Davisson said. "This internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn the legislative process while working with leaders from across the state."

According to Engleman, 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.

"Regardless of your background and major, it's easy to find aspects of the legislative session that are interesting and beneficial for future employment," Engleman said. "Working with lawmakers on legislation that affects Hoosiers and assisting constituents help interns develop critical skills that are essential to professional growth."

These 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.


State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) represents House District 73, which includes
Washington County, and portions of Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Clark and Harrison counties.
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State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70,
which includes most of Harrison County, along with portions of Clark and Floyd counties.
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