[r51] Rep. Dodge: House accepting intern applications for the 2012 legislative session (9/1/2011)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Start Date: 9/1/2011 All Day
End Date: 9/1/2011
STATEHOUSE-College students and graduates interested in gaining professional experience and learning more about the legislative process are strongly encouraged to apply for this year's internship program with the Indiana House Republicans.

 "This is a unique internship experience that offers opportunities in several fields of study," said Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake). "It provides real-life work experience while giving students and graduates the chance to expand their resumes."

The Indiana House Republicans 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.

 "This internship will allow students to build their professional network and learn more about our state government," said Rep. Dodge. "The legislative session provides a window in which to learn about the legislative process as well as develop job skills for future employment. "