[r20] Rep. Dermody: Launch your career with a House internship (9/20/2011)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Start Date: 9/20/2011 All Day
End Date: 9/20/2011

STATEHOUSE -  State Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) is encouraging college students and recent graduates to launch their careers by applying to the Indiana House of Representatives for their internship program. Application are now being accepted for the upcoming 2012 legislative session.

Graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in state government and the legislative process are strongly encouraged to apply for the spring internship. All academic majors are accepted.

"The internship experience the House Republican caucus offers provides hands-on, real-world work experience for college students," said Rep. Dermody. "It's an excellent opportunity for those interested in government or politics and can lay the foundation for a strong career."

As seen below, applicants can apply for one of four different departments within the internship program:

  • Member Services - Interns will be working directly with an assigned group of three state representatives. They will be responsible for assisting in research, tracking legislation and working with constituents.
  • Media - Interns will be working directly with an assigned group of eight state legislators. They will be responsible for writing news releases, guest columns and contributing to various publications in addition to gaining firsthand experience with the member's media on a daily basis.
  • Computer/Technology - The IT intern will work with the entire caucus with any troubleshooting needs by providing technical support.
  • Policy/Fiscal - The policy intern will be working with our legal team to research, track and analyze legislation. The policy intern will also prepare committee reports for legislators.

Applications are now being accepted until the October 31st deadline. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. The internship starts January 2012 and ends in March. 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.

This internship is full-time at the Statehouse, located in Indianapolis. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and will also be 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.

Overall, this internship provides an unlimited amount of opportunities for students to build their professional network and learn more about the legislative process. For those interested in applying, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans and click on Student Opportunities.