Smaltz: Deadline nearing for House internship positions

Smaltz: Deadline nearing for House internship positions

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 16, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn).

House internships are paid positions during the legislative session lasting from January through April. Smaltz said while employed full time at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, interns can develop valuable skills while working one-on-one with state legislators and staff. 

“Some college students and recent graduates face tough decisions when choosing which career path to follow,” Smaltz said. “Internships allow young professionals to see if a particular career field is a good fit.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible to apply. Internship positions are available in a variety of departments including legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“Creating a professional network, strengthening and building a resume and developing strong work habits are all benefits of interning with the House of Representatives,” Smaltz said. “In addition, interns develop skills and gain confidence working with staffers and elected officials. This internship is a unique opportunity, and interested students and recent graduates should apply before the deadline.”

When applying, students must also submit an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation.

To apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit


State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52,

which includes DeKalb County as well as portions of Allen and Steuben counties.

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