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

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 27, 2020) – State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) said time is running out for local students to apply for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives in Indianapolis.

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

"Observing the legislative process while working with elected officials and other state leaders is an excellent way to develop professional skills and prepare for a future career," Borders said. "Students wanting to boost their resumes and networks should take advantage of this opportunity."

Borders 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. Borders 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.

Borders said all majors are encouraged to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes
all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.
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