[r51] Rep. Dodge urges students to apply for House Republican Internship Program (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM

Rep. Dodge urges students to apply for House Republican Internship Program

STATEHOUSE- State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended to those who would like to gain professional experience as well as learn more about the legislative process.
“This internship is a wonderful opportunity to watch Indiana’s government at work, gain valuable work experience and build a resume,” said Rep. Dodge. “The experiences and opportunities that accompany this internship are unlike any other.”

Applicants from all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and are eligible to apply for a $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, located in Indianapolis.
Individuals interested in the internship program may consider four different concentrations when applying: member services, media, computer/technology or policy/fiscal. For a detailed description of each concentration and additional information concerning the internship program, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans, select the “Student Opportunities” tab at the top of the page, then select “Internships.”
The Indiana House Republicans will accept applications for the internship program until Oct. 31. Applications are currently being accepted at 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.
“Interns will learn and develop skills that will help them with any future employment opportunities,” said Rep. Dodge.  “This is an excellent opportunity and I encourage interested students, or graduates to apply.”