Rep. Behning: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Behning: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Friday, February 16, 2018 10:01 am

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2018) — Deirdre Kelley of Indianapolis is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Kelley is the daughter of Sean and Jonna Kelley. She is working toward a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis in civic leadership.

As a legislative intern, Kelley corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings. 

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.

“It is great to see students like Deirdre engaged in our state government,” Behning said. “Interns are critical to ensuring everything at the Statehouse runs smoothly. I encourage all college students in our community to take advantage of this opportunity to gain professional experience and a working knowledge of the legislative process.”

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,

which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties. 

A high-resolution photo of Behning can be downloaded by clicking here.

PICTURED: Indianapolis resident Deirdre Kelley joins State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Kelley is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2018 legislative session.