Rep. Washburne: Local grad gains experience at the Statehouse

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:03 am

STATEHOUSE (March 13, 2018) — A Mater Dei High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session.

 Jake Zigenfus, a resident of Evansville, is the son of Rob and Jennifer Zigenfus. He is currently a senior at Indiana University majoring in criminal justice and plans to attend Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in the fall.

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

“As a student planning to attend law school, Jake is gaining firsthand knowledge of how laws are made,” Washburne said. “I really enjoy seeing students from our community working at the Statehouse and I highly encourage more students like Jake to take advantage of this internship opportunity.”

 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. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) represents Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

 A high-resolution photo of Washburne can be downloaded by clicking here.