Lyness invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internships

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, September 5, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, according to State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison).

Lyness said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates 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 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

 “For the five years I have served at the Statehouse, I have been amazed by the talented young people who have come through our internship program,” Lyness said. “They are able to tackle tough tasks and it shows as these students go on to accomplish much more in the working world. If students and recent graduates want to gain valuable skills to better compete in today’s job market, I encourage them to apply.”

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.

The 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. Lyness 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 Lyness said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.


State Rep. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) represents House District 68,
which includes all of Union County and portions of Dearborn and Franklin counties.
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