Rep. DeVon: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. DeVon: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Nicki Clark  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Penn High School graduate Joe Bursley is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session. 

Bursley, a Granger native, is the son of Dan and Steph Bursley. He attended Ball State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications. 

"This internship is teaching me a lot about state government and how different policies affect Indiana," Bursley said. "I'm interacting with multiple state legislators and working closely with their staff in the communications and legislative offices. This experience is also really helping me practice and improve my skills in professional writing and video production." 

As an intern in the House Majority Communications Office, Bursley helps write press releases, record and edit videos, create legislative handouts, update web pages and produce podcasts.

"The Statehouse is a great environment to gain experience and make connections," DeVon said. "Joe and his fellow House interns are gaining skills that will really benefit them in the future."

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. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, 

which includes portions of St. Joseph County.

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GAINING EXPERIENCE: Granger graduate Joe Bursley (left) joins State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) (right) in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse. Bursley is interning with the House of Representatives  throughout the 2021 legislative session.