DeVon, Wesco: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

DeVon, Wesco: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, September 4, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 4, 2020) – State Reps. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) 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.

"Internships are key to building resumes and gaining professional experience employers are looking for," DeVon said. "House Republican interns are a part a team, and they do real work to enhance their skill sets."

According to DeVon, 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.

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.

"This is a great opportunity for students to develop a professional network and connections to help them find a career," Wesco said. "It's especially exciting when someone from our area interns at the Statehouse and experiences what it is like to get involved and work for Hoosiers."

Wesco said 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. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, which includes portions of St. Joseph County.

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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Granger resident Jake Carrico (left) joins State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) (right) in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Carrico interned with the Indiana House of Representatives throughout the 2020 legislative session and received a $3,000 scholarship for his demonstration of high academic achievement, in addition to his work ethic, interpersonal skills and exceptional performance.