Sullivan, Bacon: Apply today for paid internship at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, September 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 17, 2020) – State Reps. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) encourage local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Sullivan said before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.

"Internships provide valuable experience, setting participants apart from their peers when applying for jobs," Sullivan said. "Not only do students build their resumes and communication skills, but they also grow their professional network and are a part of meaningful work."

According to Bacon, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required. 

"Welcoming Hoosiers from our community to the Statehouse is among my most cherished memories from my time serving," Bacons said. "Interns are valued, and they do real work to help staff and legislators. I highly recommend students and recent grads apply."

These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. 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.  

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.

Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75, 
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

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State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) represents House District 78,
which includes portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
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