[r44] Indiana House now accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session (9/22/2011)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Start Date: 9/22/2011
End Date: 9/22/2011

STATEHOUSE— State Rep. Jim Baird (R-District 44) is strongly encouraging college students and graduates interested in gaining professional experience and learning more about the legislative process to apply for this year’s internship program with the Indiana House of Representatives.

“This internship provides students with an opportunity to better understand the in’s and out’s of state government  while also developing a core set of skills necessary to further their career path,” said Rep. Baird. “Due to the volume and pace of the legislative session, interns play a significant  role in the day to day activities at the Statehouse.”

The Indiana House will be accepting applications for the internship program until October 31. Applications are currently being accepted online at http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern.html.

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, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. 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.

“The interns develop a deeper understanding of the legislative process and have a substantial amount of responsibilities,” said Rep. Baird. “Interns truly become key members of our staff during their time at the Statehouse, and I encourage all qualified students to pursue this opportunity.”

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