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

"There have been many House Republican interns go on to launch successful careers and make positive contributions to our state," Lucas said. "Young Hoosiers can work alongside local leaders and gain extensive knowledge about the ideas and policies that make Indiana so great."

Lucas 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. Lucas 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.

Lucas said all majors are encouraged to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline at


State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes
portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.
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