State Rep. Baird: Don't delay, apply for a paid Statehouse internship by Oct. 31

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, October 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) said time is running out for local students to apply for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.

Baird said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31 and interviews are already taking place. He said interested college students, recent graduates, graduate students and law school students should not wait to submit their applications as positions are filling quickly.

"Many interns have become full-time employees with the Indiana House of Representatives and various state agencies," Baird said. "This is also an excellent opportunity to work with leaders from industries in the private sector and grow your professional network."

Baird said 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.  

Internships are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April 2021. Baird said positions are available in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required.

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.

All majors are encouraged to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline at


State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes
all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
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