Local lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 27, 2019) – State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) invite college students to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Bartels said college and graduate students, and recent graduates should apply before Oct. 31.

“It’s particularly exciting to see individuals from our community interning at the Statehouse, and I would like to see more local students join us for the upcoming legislative session starting in January,” Bartels said. “There are a number of qualified students in our area, and I know Indiana would benefit from their talents and abilities.”

According to Bacon, the internship program is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply skills in a real-world setting. He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester.

“House interns are a huge help each session, and the work and support they provide is invaluable,” Bacon said. “Students from our area who participate in the program will make connections, gain experience and get involved with their state government all while getting paid.”

Bacon said internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

According to Bartels, these positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. He said interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.


State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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