Davisson: Indiana House offers unique internship opportunity

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Monday, August 1, 2016

For current college students, recent graduates and those in graduate school, there are opportunities to gain real-world experience and expand resumes by interning with the Indiana House of Representatives. Applications are now being accepted for this unique internship program that takes place during the 2017 legislative session.

These internships are open to college sophomores and up, recent graduates and graduate students. This paid program during the spring semester provides interns opportunities to immerse themselves in Indiana’s legislative process by working directly with state representatives. Interns receive a bi-weekly compensation of $700 and opportunities to earn college credits.

Our former interns have launched careers not only in government, but the business and non-profit sectors. I encourage those interested to apply to be an intern with the House Republicans in one of five departments based on their specific skills:

  • Legislative: Interns will be paired with a full-time legislative assistant as they work directly with an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: tracking legislation, working with constituents and researching legislative questions or problems.
  • Communications: Interns will be paired with a full-time press secretary as they assist with media relations for an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: writing press releases, audio and video production, social media, arranging interviews with reporters, photography and covering press conferences. 
  • Technology: Interns will help provide technical support to the caucus for laptops and tablets, and assist with the livestreaming of official house business online.
  • Fiscal: Intern will work with the fiscal staff on issues that directly relate to the state’s finances and biennial budget.
  • Policy: Intern will work alongside the policy staff in tracking and analyzing legislation.

To learn more about internship opportunities and the application process, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The application deadline is Oct. 31. No previous political or government experience is required. The internship is a full-time commitment, five days a week at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The duration of the program is as long as the 2017 session, which runs from January through April. I encourage anyone who meets the requirements to consider applying for this rewarding internship.

Please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9793 or by email at h73@iga.in.gov. Learn more about the work being done at the Statehouse by signing up to receive my email updates at www.in.gov/h73


Rep. Steve Davisson represents parts of Washington, Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.

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