Rep. Schaibley: Local graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Rep. Schaibley: Local graduates gain experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Joseph Bursley  | Wednesday, March 31, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2021) – Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.

Garrett Tiberi, a resident of Carmel, is the son of John and Sara Tiberi. Tiberi attends Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where he studies Business Management at the Kelley School of Business.

"Throughout this internship, I've been able to develop valuable skills employers look for and hopefully land my first job out of college," Tiberi said. "Students from any major who are looking for an opportunity to fine tune their skills should consider applying for this internship next year."

Rachel Winkler, a resident of Westfield, is the daughter of Steve and Karen Winkler. Winkler is a recent IUPUI graduate who earned a bachelor's degree in English.

"This internship has been such a blessing to me personally and professionally," Winkler said. "I've learned so much, met so many wonderful people and love that I get to spend my work day serving our elected officials and the Hoosiers they represent."

As legislative interns, Tiberi and Winkler correspond with constituents across the state through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

"Garrett and Rachel are valuable members of our legislative staff, and they've shown great initiative over these last few months," Schaibley said. "I always love meeting bright young people from our community, and I look forward to seeing these interns continue to grow."

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. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties.
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PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) (center) joins House Republican interns Garrett Tiberi (right) and Rachel Winkler (left) before legislative session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Throughout their internships, Tiberi and Winkler work closely with legislators by corresponding with constituents and staffing committee meetings and floor proceedings. For more information on internship opportunities with the Indiana House Republican Caucus, visit