Rep. Lehman: Local student gains experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Lehman: Local student gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, April 12, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 12, 2019) – Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School graduate Kyle Pinkerton is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Pinkerton, a Wells County resident, is the son of David and Judy Pinkerton. He is currently attending Purdue University and majoring in plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology.

“This internship has been a great opportunity,” Pinkerton said. “I’ve learned a lot at the Statehouse and have really enjoyed working with all of the legislators and staff. My favorite part has been fielding constituent calls and talking with all the different people.”

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

“With this internship, Kyle is gaining valuable skills to help advance his career,” Lehman said. “He and other interns throughout session are helping with a variety of important tasks, like preparing members for hearings each day and assisting constituents. I look forward to seeing what Kyle’s future has in store.”

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 www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship for more information about the House Republican internship program.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Wells County resident Kyle Pinkerton (left) joins State Rep. Mett Lehman (R-Berne) (right) in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse. Pinkerton is interning with the House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

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State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.