Ellington: House internship applications due Oct. 31

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, October 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 20, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

The House Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring-semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. According to Ellington, college-level students participating in the internship program work one-on-one with state legislators while developing valuable skills and connections for a professional career. 

“Interning with the House Republicans is a wonderful way for young people to learn about the legislative process in Indiana while gaining a variety of skills that employers are looking for in prospective employees,” Ellington said. “I would encourage young people from our community to apply and participate in this one-of-a-kind program. It would be great to have representation in our next intern class from the Bloomington area.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate or law students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, video production, policy, fiscal policy and technology. Along with getting paid $750 every two weeks, students can earn academic credit through their college or university.

When submitting an application, students must also include an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation. Ellington said top applicants will demonstrate strong writing skills, have a positive attitude and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

Applications can be submitted online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here.