Lehe: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:10 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 24, 2020) – State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) 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. 

"Our program offers college students and recent graduates a paid internship that could pave the way to a future career," Lehe said. "Young people from the community should apply because the program will teach them valuable skills that employers are looking for in their employees."

According to Lehe, 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.  

Lehe 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 IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) represents House District 25, which
includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.
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GAINING EXPERIENCE: Monticello resident Katherine Mayo, a communications intern, joins State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Mayo completed her internship in 2018 where she was responsible for writing press releases and e-newsletters for members of Indiana House Republican Caucus.