[r73] Rep. Davisson urges students to apply for House Republican internship program (9/14/2012)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Start Date: 9/14/2012 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 9/14/2012 End Time: 8:00 AM

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) 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 for those who would like to gain professional experience while learning more about the legislative process.

“This internship program is truly one of the best learning experiences in the state, especially for those interested in government,” said Rep. Davisson. “The knowledge students gain from this experience they will be able to apply to virtually any field they enter into.”

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 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Statehouse, located 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 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 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.

“I encourage all eligible students and graduates to apply,” said Rep. Davisson. “Our interns play a vital role in the work we do during each legislative session for the state of Indiana. I’ve watched many students have overwhelmingly positive experiences while gaining a wealth of knowledge about the legislative process.”