Mayfield: House internship applications due Oct. 31

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:26 pm

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 19, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville). 

The House Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring-semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. According to Mayfield, college-level students participating in the internship program work one-on-one with state legislators while developing valuable skills and connections for a professional career.  

“Working in our state’s capitol while legislation is being considered is a unique opportunity that allows young Hoosiers to meet elected officials and business leaders,” Mayfield said. “House interns assist me and other full-time staff, as they work with constituents and stakeholders every day on issues that impact our community and state. I’m continually impressed with the talent that comes through our program, and I encourage anyone looking to jumpstart their career to apply for this unique internship.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate or law students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, video production, policy, fiscal policy and technology. Along with getting paid $750 every two weeks, students can earn academic credit through their college or university.

When submitting an application, students must also include an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation. Mayfield said top applicants will demonstrate strong writing skills, have a positive attitude and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment. 

Applications can be submitted online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60, which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties and is the Asst. Majority Floor Leader. She serves as a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and Public Policy committees.

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