Rep. Bacon: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:11 am

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2018) — A Signature School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Christopher Mitchem, a resident of Chandler, is the son of Shannon and Linda Mitchem. He is a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations.

As an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, Mitchem helps write press releases, create legislative handouts and assist with media relations.

“It’s great seeing hard-working students like Chris interning at the Statehouse,” Bacon said. “Chris is gaining hands-on experience while using his writing and communication skills. I encourage students in our area to look into this opportunity to gain beneficial skills and a better understanding of how our state government works.”

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.