“Interns at the Statehouse have the exciting opportunity to see how the legislative system works firsthand,” Rep. Culver said. “Gaining real-world experience, building an impressive resume and learning how to network are all benefits of this program.”
Applicants from all academic majors are accepted. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 Verizon scholarship. The scholarship can be applied toward educational expenses for the student’s current or future undergraduate or graduate studies.
The internship will be for the entire 2013 legislative session, which begins in January and ends in April. It is a full-time internship, Monday through Friday at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Individuals interested in the internship program may consider four different concentrations when applying: member services, media, computer/technology and policy/fiscal. For a detailed description of each concentration and additional information concerning the internship program, please visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern.html.
The Indiana House Republicans will accept applications for the internship program until October 31. Applications are currently being accepted online at 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 course credit.
“I encourage any student interested in state government to apply for this internship,” said Rep. Culver. “It truly is an investment in their future.”