Rep. Baird: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Baird: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, April 4, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) – Martinsville High School graduate Austin Mayfield is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Mayfield, a resident of Martinsville, is the son of Dean and Peggy Mayfield. He is a Northern Kentucky University graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations.

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

“It’s always great to see young Hoosiers from our community working at the Statehouse,” Baird said. “Interns help us accomplish many different tasks while gaining valuable experience and skills. We wouldn’t be able to operate as efficiently or effectively without them.”

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.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with and learning from all the legislators and staff,” Mayfield said. “My favorite parts of this internship have been writing press releases and other content, as well as helping the representatives with their media relations.”   

Visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.

PHOTO CAPTION: Martinsville resident Austin Mayfield (left) joins State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) (right) in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse. Mayfield is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

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State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes

all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.