STATEHOUSE (Oct. 2, 2020) – State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Hostettler said before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.
"Interns with the House come from all over Indiana, other states, and even other countries," Hostettler said. "Their diverse backgrounds and areas of study add to the overall experience, and relationships are formed that carry beyond their time at the Statehouse. Our internship program is an excellent way to build your resume and making professional connections that can lead to a rewarding career."
According to Hostettler, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required.
These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.
The legislature may make certain changes to the internship program due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, but any adjustments will be communicated to candidates and intern hires.
Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.
State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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Photo Caption: State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka) joins his legislative intern, Austin Macy (right), and his legislative assistant, Evan Eagleson (left), in the House Chamber during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse. Hostettler encourages local college students, and law school and graduate students to apply for the 2021 House Republican Internship Program by visiting IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/Internship.