Davisson: Gain valuable experience as an Indiana House intern

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, September 18, 2020

College students and recent graduates seeking a beneficial work experience should consider applying for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

The legislative session, which starts in January, carries additional work for elected officials and their staff. Interns play a key role in helping ensure session runs smoothly. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students. All majors are welcome and previous political or government experience is not required.

Interns serve many roles during the session. Legislative interns help track and research bills, and communicate with constituents. Interns paired with press secretaries write news releases, produce video and audio segments, and help with graphic design and media relations. Students interested in research can assist the policy and fiscal policy departments with analyzing and tracking legislation and preparing committee reports.

Besides working closely with lawmakers, the internship is an opportunity to build professional connections with leaders from across the state and sharpen employability skills that translate to most any career. And this is while also getting paid and earning academic credit.

Our internships are full-time Monday through Friday, starting in January and lasting through April 2021. Compensation is $750 biweekly, and interns can earn academic credit through their college or university. They are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship that can be used for undergraduate and graduate costs.

The internship application is available online at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. Adjustments to the 2021 legislative session may be necessary because of the pandemic, but any changes will be communicated to intern candidates and hires prior to starting.

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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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