Grant County lawmakers: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner and Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:55 pm

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 24, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to area lawmakers.

“The Statehouse internship program gives students an inside look at how Indiana’s government operates and connects them with experts and leaders on issues that impact Hoosiers every day,” said State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). “Interns play an integral role on staff, helping lawmakers in committee hearings and during the legislative session.”

House internships are paid positions during the legislative session lasting from January through April. While employed full time at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, interns can develop valuable skills while working one-on-one with state legislators and staff.

“Throughout the internship students can expand and strengthen their skills that employers are looking for,” said State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo). “Many former interns have shared how the experience they gained during their time at the Statehouse helped them when transitioning into a full-time career.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible to apply. Internship positions are available in a variety of departments including legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“House interns gain important work-related experience during their time at the Statehouse,” said State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City). “While students learn a great deal in school, House internships offer opportunities to then apply the knowledge and skillsets they have gained through their work with legislators and staff. I encourage students in our area to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline.”

When applying, students must also submit an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation.

To apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit


State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton

County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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


State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) represents House District 30,

which includes portions of Grant and Howard counties.

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


State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) represents House District 31, which includes

Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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