STATEHOUSE (Sept. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.
"Internships help college students build their resumes, fulfill college requirements and gain valuable work experience," Judy said. "In addition, a House internship comes with the added benefit of a paycheck. Legislative issues cover a wide variety of topics and can relate to nearly everyone's major or interest."
According to Judy, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required.
These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.
Judy said the legislature may make certain changes to the internship program due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, but any adjustments will be communicated to candidates and intern hires.
"College students who are ready to take on new challenges and learn valuable skills could benefit from this opportunity," Judy said. "Each day will be a new experience in a fast-paced environment, and can help prepare young professionals to enter the job market."
Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.
State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,
which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.
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