Hendricks County lawmakers invite local students to apply for Statehouse internship

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, August 1, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 1, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.

State Reps. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) and Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) invite local college and graduate students and recent graduates to apply before Oct. 31.

“In today’s ultra-competitive workforce, having an internship can set you apart from other candidates applying for a job,” Behning said. “Our internship program builds on skills students learn in school and allows young professionals to apply their knowledge in a practical way. The Statehouse is one of the best places to further hone your skills while making connections with elected officials and business leaders.”

Steuerwald said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience. He said the paid internship at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators.

“The House internship program gives college students and recent graduates a unique look at state government,” Steuerwald said. “While being mentored by a staff member, interns help respond to constituents, assist in the policy-making process or prepare communications during the legislative session.”

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

“This internship is an excellent way to jumpstart your career,” Thompson said. “As an intern, you will receive hands-on training to help you prepare to enter the workforce. There are also several opportunities to network with staff members, elected officials, and business and community leaders. These connections often lead to full-time employment after the internship.”

These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, interns can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.

More information about the House internship program and the application can be found at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The application deadline is Oct. 31.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties. 

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

 

State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40,

which includes a portion of Hendricks County. 

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

 

State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) represents House District 28,
which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone Counties.
 

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