Kirchhofer encourages Eastside college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:12 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 17, 2020) – State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) said Eastside Indianapolis college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience should apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse.

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. 

"We've had several talented young professionals from our community intern at the Statehouse through this program," Kirchhofer said. "This internship sets them up for success, and even led to full-time job opportunities. I can't think of a better way to gain valuable experience while networking with Indiana leaders."

According to Kirchhofer, 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.  

Kirchhofer 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.

Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at


State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,
which includes portions of Marion County.
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