Local grad gains valuable experience with Rep. McNamara at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:36 am

STATEHOUSE (March 23, 2017) – A local graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.

Abbigail Raben, a resident of Evansville, is the daughter of Kevin Raben and Angie Riggs. She is a Mater Dei High School graduate and currently attends Purdue University where she is majoring in political science, law and society.

As a legislative intern, Raben corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails. She also helps staff committee hearings and floor proceedings.

“Interning with the House is a unique opportunity for students like Abbigail to gain experience that can translate to a full-time career,” McNamara said. “I have seen many interns go on to become staff members with the House, and would encourage college students in Evansville to consider applying for the program next year.”

The House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

“This internship has presented so many opportunities for me that I could have never imagined,” Raben said. “The firsthand experience I have gained at the Statehouse are skills that will help me after graduation.”

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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

GAINING EXPERIENCE: Local resident Abbigail Raben joins State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Raben is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2017 legislative session.