Ellington invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, August 16, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program for the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

Ellington said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply skills in a real-world setting. He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

“More than just a resume item, our internship program is an opportunity to directly participate in our state government and build a strong professional network while getting paid and earning college credit,” Ellington said. “Many of our previous interns have used the experience to launch successful careers both in the private and public sectors.”

Internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

Ellington said the positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship. Ellington said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) represents House District 62, which includes
portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
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