Howard County lawmakers: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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.

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.

“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.”

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.

“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.”

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

“During the legislative session, the Statehouse is a fast-paced and exciting environment to be in that will keep students involved and engaged,” said State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo). “I encourage any interested student to take advantage of this opportunity and apply now.”

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.

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State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) represents House District 30, which includes portions of Grant and Howard counties. 

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State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) represents House District 38, which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton counties.

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