Saunders: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:39 pm

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) encourages 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. 

"This internship program offers great opportunities for young people in our community," Saunders said. "Whether you are interested in working with policy, communications or fellow Hoosiers, there is something for you to learn. Over the years, many local students benefited from the experience, and I look forward to welcoming more talented Henry County natives to the Statehouse."

According to Saunders, 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. 

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.  

Saunders 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. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

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