Morris: Indiana House now accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Start Date:  9/14/2011  All Day  
End Date:  9/14/2011    

Indiana House  now accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session

STATEHOUSE-College students and recent graduates interested in gaining professional experience and learning more about the legislative process are strongly encouraged to apply for this year's internship program with the Indiana House of Representatives.

"Working a legislative session from beginning to end will provided invaluable experiences and knowledge," said Rep. Morris (R-Fort Wayne). "Workloads dramatically increase during session and we rely heavily upon our interns to help us fulfill our legislative obligations."

The Indiana House of Representatives will be accepting applications for the internship program until October 31. Applications are at:

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. All academic majors are accepted. The internship starts January 2012 and ends in March. It is a full-time internship at the Statehouse, located in Indianapolis.

Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship. The scholarship is for educational expenses, which can be applied toward current or future undergraduate/graduate expenses.

Individuals interested in the internship program have four different areas to consider when applying: member services, media, computer/technology and policy/fiscal. For a detailed description of each area and additional information on the internship program, please visit the website listed above.

Applicants are encouraged to work with their school in order to obtain academic credit for the internship. Most colleges and universities in Indiana offer class credit for this internship.

"Interns will gain a real understanding of how the legislative process operates and the skills they build will benefit them throughout their careers," said Rep. Morris.