Johnson County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, August 23, 2019 12:08 pm

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 23, 2019) – Johnson 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. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), Dollyne Sherman (R-Indianapolis) and John Young (R-Franklin).

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

“This internship is a one-of-a-kind experience,” Burton said. “Our interns are in the House Chamber, covering the legislative process every day. There are countless opportunities to apply skills, learn more about Indiana laws and build a professional network. Many complete their time at the Statehouse with a full-time position lined up.”

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

“Employers value and look for the skills job candidates gain through programs like this,” Sherman said. “The Indiana House Republican internship sets applicants apart from others, and connects young professionals with leaders in private and public sectors.”

Young 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. 

“We have had many talented individuals from our community intern at the Statehouse,” Young said. “Their experience as an intern helped jumpstart their professional career. Every college student and recent graduate should apply for this internship.”

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



State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) represents House District 58,
which includes a portion of Johnson County.

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State Rep. Dollyne Sherman (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 93,
which includes portions of Marion and Johnson counties.

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State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,
which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties.

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