Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.
Whitney Peterson, a resident of Monroe, is the daughter of Doug and Deatra Peterson. She attends Goshen College where she studies history and social research.
Weston Augustyniak, a resident of Hoagland, is the son of Steve and Nila Augustyniak. He is a senior at Purdue University where he studies political science and law.
As legislative interns, Peterson and Augustyniak correspond with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails. They also help at staff committee hearings and floor proceedings.
“Interning with the House of Representatives is a great opportunity for students to expand their skills while learning about the legislative process,” Lehman said. “This is an exciting time at the Statehouse with policymakers crafting the next state budget and a road funding plan. I’m sure Whitney and Weston are both gaining unique insight as to how laws are made in Indiana.”
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.
Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.
Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.
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GAINING EXPERIENCE: Hoagland resident Weston Augustyniak (left) and Monroe resident Whitney Peterson (right) join State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) (center) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Augustyniak and Peterson are interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2017 legislative session.