Reps. Negele, Brown: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, September 25, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 25, 2020) – State Reps. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) encourage 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.

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. 

"Working at the Statehouse alongside lawmakers is a great way to learn the legislative process and make professional connections," Negele said. "The opportunities available throughout this internship can help greatly when looking for a full-time job."

According to Brown, 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. 

"Interns with the House of Representatives have diverse backgrounds and career interests, which adds to the overall experience," Brown said. "With the various departments, students can team up with full-time staff doing work that complements what they are learning in school. Our fiscal policy team always welcomes an intern to work with us, and it's exciting to see that student grow professionally and become involved in public service."

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.  

Brown said 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


State Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) represents House District 41,
which includes portions of Boone, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties.

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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13,
which includes all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper,
Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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