Olthoff: House internship applications due Oct. 31

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, October 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 20, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point).

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 Olthoff, 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. 

“Participants have unique opportunities to learn about the legislative process and gain experience employers are looking for in today’s competitive job market,” Othoff said. “My intern from last year is now a full-time staff member with a wonderful career ahead of her made possible by many of the skills she honed during the program.”

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. Olthoff 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. Julie Olthoff represents House District 19,

which includes a portions of Lake and Porter counties.

 

A high-resolution photo of Olthoff can be downloaded by clicking here.