[r53] Launch your career with a House Republican internship (9/25/2014)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Start Date: 9/25/2014 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 9/25/2014
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) is encouraging college students and recent college graduates to launch their careers by applying for the House Republican internship program. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

College sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent college graduates interested in state government, media, technology or policy are encouraged to apply. All academic majors are accepted.

“The House Republican internship program provides college students with a hands-on learning experience in state government,” said Rep. Cherry. “This opportunity can help lay the foundation for a successful career. In fact, many of our current full-time staff members are former interns.”

 The full-time, paid internship begins in January and ends in late April. Interns will generally work from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A bi-weekly stipend of $700 will be provided to each intern. In addition, interns are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 Verizon scholarship toward undergraduate or graduate expenses. Most colleges and universities also offer course credit for the internship, so applicants are advised to work with their school to obtain academic credit for the internship.

“While interning at the Statehouse I was able to meet some of Indiana’s best and brightest leaders,” said Katelyn Blankenship, a former House Republican intern from Greenfield. “I was able to better get to know my own State Representative, Bob Cherry. The internship was the best decision of my life. I learned a great deal about the legislative process and met people from other universities who shared similar interests. I would encourage all eligible students to apply for this wonderful learning experience.”

Applicants are asked to choose their preference of one of the following departments:
  • Member Services: Interns are paired with a full-time Legislative Assistant as they work directly with an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: tracking legislation, working with constituents and researching legislative questions or problems.
  • Communications: Interns are paired with a full-time Press Secretary as they assist with media relations for an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include: writing publications, video production, social media analysis, arranging interviews with reporters, photography and covering press conferences. 
  • Information Technology: Technology interns work with the IT Director and PC Technician to provide technical support to the caucus for laptops and tablets.
  • Policy: The policy intern works with the Policy Director, Deputy Policy Director and Policy Analyst to research, track and analyze legislation.
  • Ways and Means: The Ways and Means intern works with the Senior Fiscal Analyst and Fiscal Analyst on issues that directly relate to the state’s finances and biennial budget.
Applications are being accepted through Oct. 31. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern.html.

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