State Rep. Heaton: 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. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) 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. Heaton said interested college students, recent graduates, graduate students and law school students should not wait to submit their applications as positions are filling quickly.

"Interning at the Statehouse is one of the best ways to learn about the issues most important to Hoosiers," Heaton said. "It's also a tremendous opportunity to meet elected officials and industry leaders while gaining marketable skills to help land a job."

Heaton 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. Heaton 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.

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

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State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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