Rep. Gutwein: Rensselaer resident gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, February 27, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 26, 2020) – Rensselaer resident Alex Conrad is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.

Conrad is the son of Phil and Heather Conrad. He is attending Purdue University, and majoring in economics and political science with a concentration in international business.

“Working as an intern for the House Republicans has given me deeper insight into state government,” Conrad said. “Among the most valuable experiences is working closely with state representatives. The lessons I am learning and the friendships I’ve gained have made this opportunity priceless.”

As a legislative intern, Conrad organizes meetings among state lawmakers, and corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails, while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

“Interns play an important role during each legislative session, and Alex is no exception,” Gutwein said. “With the skills he’s gained and connections he’s made, I have no doubt that he will go far. I appreciate his hard work and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.”

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.

For more information and to apply for a House Republican internship position during the 2021 legislative session, visit


State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which
includes all of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.


PHOTO CAPTION: Rensselaer resident Alex Conrad (left) joins State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) (right) Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse. Conrad is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2020 legislative session.