Rep. King: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. King: Local graduate gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky and Nicki Clark  | Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:00 am

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Bethany Christian High School graduate Elijah Lora is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Lora, a Goshen resident, is the son of Juan Carlos Lora and Nancy Rodriguez-Lora. He graduated from Goshen College, where he majored in history and received minors in political science and pre-law.

"I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit a new city and interact with other people who care deeply about improving our state through the legislative process," Lora said. "I’m learning so much every day from lawmakers and House staff. I’m very grateful for this internship."

As a legislative intern, Lora corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

"Throughout this internship, students and recent graduates get a firsthand look at what goes on at the Statehouse during the legislative session," King said. "Elijah and his fellow interns are able to experience the lawmaking process while building communication and professional skills they can take with them as they embark on their future careers."

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. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) represents House District 49, which includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County.

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GAINING EXPERIENCE: Goshen resident Elijah Lora (left) joins State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) (right) in the House Chamber located at the Indiana Statehouse. Lora is interning with the House of Representatives throughout the 2021 legislative session.