Jackson County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Friday, September 6, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 6, 2019) – Jackson County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Local legislators seeking interns include State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem), Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) and Chris May (R-Bedford).

Davisson said local college and graduate students, and recent graduates should apply before Oct. 31.

“The internship program puts students to work for 12 weeks at the Statehouse, while giving them a lifetime of useful skills,” Davisson said. “Working alongside lawmakers in the Indiana House of Representatives helps interns better understand how government works and the impact the legislative branch has on all Hoosiers. These are highly competitive positions and interested candidates should apply soon.”

According to Lucas, the internship program is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply skills in a real-world setting. He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester.

“This program gives Hoosier students the opportunity to use the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in the real world,” Lucas said. “Skills they learn at the Capitol, while working side-by-side with lawmakers and professional staff could help launch their careers.”

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

“The House Republican Internship Program sets up participants for future success,” May said. “Previous interns have found it to be beneficial in regards to exploring possible careers and networking with professionals from all backgrounds.”

The positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) represents House District 73,
Washington County, and portions of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties. 
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 State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes portions of
Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.
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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties. Click 
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