Indiana House Seeking Interns for the 2012 Legislative Session

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE-Graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in state government and the legislative process are strongly encouraged to apply for the Indiana House of Representatives spring internship. All academic majors are accepted."The intern program offers a very unique experience and allows the student to become a part of the   legislative process," said Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville). "Our interns work directly with us by providing support with daily schedules, tracking legislation and assisting  our constituents."

Applicants can apply for one of four different departments within the internship program:

Member Services - Interns will be working directly with an assigned group of three state representatives. They will be responsible for assisting in research, tracking legislation and working with constituents.

Media - Interns will be working directly with an assigned group of eight state legislators. They will be responsible for writing news releases, guest columns and contributing to various publications. In addition, interns will gain firsthand experience with the member's media on a daily basis.

Computer/Technology - The IT intern will work with the entire caucus with any troubleshooting needs by providing technical support.
Policy/Fiscal - The policy intern will be working with our legal team to research, track and analyze legislation. The policy intern will also prepare committee reports for legislators.

Applications are now being accepted until the October 31st deadline. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. The internship starts January 2012 and ends in March. Applicants are encouraged to work with their school in order to obtain academic credit for the internship - most colleges and universities in Indiana offer class credit.

This internship is full-time, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Statehouse, located in Indianapolis. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and will also be eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship. The scholarship is for educational expenses, which can be applied toward current or future undergraduate/graduate expenses.

"Internships are a great way to build your professional network," said Rep. Gutwein. "Our interns make professional contacts and get to experience a different side of the legislative process in an exciting work setting."

For those interested in applying, please visit the House Republican Intern Program website:http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern.html

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