Rep. Heuer urges college students to apply for 2013 House Republican legislative internship

Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Start Date:  9/13/2012  Start Time:  8:00 AM
End Date:  9/13/2012  End Time:  8:00 AM

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) is pleased to announce that the 2013 House Republican Internship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to college students and graduates and is recommended for those who would like to gain professional experience while learning more about the legislative process.

“This is a truly phenomenal opportunity for any student or graduate interested in state government and the legislative process,” said Rep. Heuer. “The wealth of knowledge students will gain is invaluable.”

Applicants from all academic majors are accepted. Interns will be compensated with a $700 bi-weekly stipend and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 Verizon scholarship. The scholarship can be applied toward educational expenses for the student’s current or future undergraduate or graduate studies.

The internship will be for the entire 2013 legislative session, which begins in January and ends in April. It is a full-time internship, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Statehouse, located in Indianapolis.

Individuals interested in the internship program may consider four different concentrations when applying: member services, media, computer/technology and policy/fiscal. For a detailed description of each concentration and additional information concerning the internship program, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans, select the ‘Student Opportunities’ tab at the top of the page, then select ‘Internships’.

The Indiana House Republicans will accept applications for the internship program until Oct. 31 at the website listed above.

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Applicants are encouraged to work with their school in order to obtain academic credit for the internship – most colleges and universities in Indiana offer class credit.

“Interns are an extremely vital part of what we do during the legislative session,” said Rep. Heuer. “The work they do is very hands-on and provides real-life experience. I encourage all eligible students to apply for this opportunity to be up close and personal with the legislative process.”

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