STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working for the House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
“Students who participate in the internship program gain invaluable skills that will better prepare them for the workforce when they enter it as a professional,” said Rep. Messmer. “They also are able to see firsthand how the state’s legislature operates which provides them with unique networking experiences.”
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.
“Any student or graduate who is interested in government should consider applying for this excellent opportunity,” said Rep. Messmer. “Their career could greatly benefit from the real-world work experiences provided by the internship as they will have a behind the scenes look at how Indiana’s government operates.”