House lawmakers encourage college students to apply for Statehouse internship

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 26, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 26, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, according to State Reps. Wes Culver (R-Goshen), Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) and Tim Wesco (R-Osceola).

Culver said this 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 Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience,” Culver said. “Many participants use the skills they hone — like time management, multitasking and writing — in their future careers.” 

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

“An internship is a great way to strengthen your resume,” Miller said. “Many staff members with the House of Representatives began as interns. They use their talents and abilities they learned here to launch their careers.”

These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. Wesco said 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.

“This experience can lead to a number of options for those looking to launch their professional careers,” Wesco said. “Make sure to apply for this one-of-a-kind opportunity as soon as possible.” 

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


State Rep. Wes Culver represents House District 49,

which includes portions of Elkhart County.

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

State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) represents House District 48,

which includes portions of Elkhart County.

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

State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which

includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

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