Rep. Clere: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Clere: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Friday, February 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 16, 2018) — A New Albany High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

Trent Bennett, a resident of New Albany, is the son of Doug and Kim Bennett. He is attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he studies political science and civic leadership.

“Interns play an important role in the legislative session,” Clere said. “It is a very competitive selection process, and our community should be proud of Trent. I would encourage other students to explore this unique opportunity. It’s a chance to learn about the legislative process while making a difference in the life of our state and in the lives of individual Hoosiers.”

As a legislative intern, Bennett 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.

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.


State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) represents House District 72, which includes
most of Floyd County, including New Albany, Georgetown and Floyds Knobs.

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


GAINING EXPERIENCE: New Albany resident Trent Bennett (left) joins State Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) (right) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Bennett is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2018 legislative session.