Indiana House Republicans seeking interns for the 2016 legislative session

Thursday, September 3, 2015 1:30 pm

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) is pleased to announce the Indiana House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 legislative session. College-level students and recent graduates, who are interested in state government, are encouraged to apply. The spring internship program will last from January through March 2016. 

This paid internship provides opportunities for both academic and professional growth. Interns will be able to work directly with legislators and staff members while gaining valuable experience as they develop an understanding of the legislative process. 

Applicants can apply for internships in one of the five departments listed below: 

·Legislative: Interns will be paired with a full-time legislative assistant as they work directly with an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: tracking legislation, working with constituents and researching legislative questions. 

·Communications: Interns will be paired with a full-time press secretary as they assist with media relations for an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: writing press releases, assisting with video production, working with social media, arranging interviews with reporters and covering press conferences.

 ·Information Technology: Interns will work with the IT Director and PC Technician to provide technical support and individual training to the caucus. Interns will also troubleshoot diverse software, hardware and network problems.

 ·Policy: The policy intern will work with the Policy Director, Deputy Policy Director and Policy Analyst to research, track and analyze legislation.

 ·Ways and Means: The Ways and Means intern will work with the Senior Fiscal Analyst and Fiscal Analyst on issues that directly relate to the state’s finances and biennial budget.

Applications for the program will be accepted until October 31. Most colleges and universities offer course credit for the internship, so applicants are advised to work with their school to obtain academic credit.

Each internship is a full-time position at the Indiana Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis. Interns will generally work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A bi-weekly compensation of $700 will be provided to each intern, and they will also be eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.

To encourage students to apply, the Indiana House Republican Caucus will be attending recruiting events at colleges and universities across Indiana. If you are interested in applying, have questions about the program or would like to see a full list of recruiting events, please visitwww.indianahouserepublicans.com/2016-house-republican-internship-program/.

State Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), Speaker Bosma and State Rep. Kathy Richardson (R-Noblesville) pose with
the 2015 House Republican intern class.