Negele: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:40 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 23, 2020) – State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students. 

"Working at the Statehouse alongside lawmakers is a great way to learn the legislative process and make professional connections," Negele said. "The opportunities available throughout this internship can help greatly when looking for a full-time job."

According to Negele, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required. 

These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

Negele said the legislature may make certain changes to the internship program due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, but any adjustments will be communicated to candidates and intern hires.

Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at


State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13,
which includes all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper,
Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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GAINING EXPERIENCE: McCutcheon High School graduate and legislative intern Tanner Brown (right) joins State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) (left) in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse during the 2020 session. As an intern with the Indiana House of Representatives, Brown tracked and researched proposals for new laws, and communicated with constituents.