Johnson County lawmakers invite local students to apply for Statehouse internship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, August 2, 2018 9:09 am

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 2, 2018) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.


State Reps. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) and John Young (R-Franklin) invite local college and graduate students as well as recent graduates to apply for an internship before Oct. 31.


“Interning with House Republicans gives college students and recent graduates the chance to further develop their professional skills,” Burton said. “From talking with constituents to interacting with local officials and reporters, interns can apply what they learned in the classroom in practical ways. These experiences often set these young professionals apart from other candidates when seeking full-time employment.”


Frizzell said 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. He said the 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.


“During the legislative session, each day is a new experience,” Frizzell said. “Interns are working alongside full-time staff members and legislators, and have the opportunity to focus on a variety of policy topics and communications projects while also taking a closer look at how our state government operates.”


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


“This is an excellent opportunity for college students and recent graduates to explore many career paths,” Young said. “Between being in the House Chamber interacting with lawmakers to covering committees and press conferences, the Statehouse is one of the best places to make lasting connections and learn the ins and outs of the legislative process. Students interested in learning more about our state government should apply.”


Young said these are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, he said 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.


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



State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) represents House District 58,

which includes portions of Johnson County.

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


State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 93,

which includes portions of Johnson and Marion counties. 

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


State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,

which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties. 

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