Tippecanoe County lawmakers invite students to apply for Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jessica Bruder and Allison Vanatsky  | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

STATEHOUSE (July 31, 2018) – State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston), Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and Sally Siegrist (R-West Lafayette) invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for an internship with the House of Representatives for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.

Lehe said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience. He said the paid internship at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators.

“During their time at the Statehouse, interns can interact with legislators, media and constituents, among many other professionals,” Lehe said. “There are always opportunities for networking, and the connections made as an intern can help launch careers upon graduation.”

Internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Negele said students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“Based on their interests, students are paired with a full-time staff member to work with throughout the internship,” Negele said. “It’s a great way to gain experience in a field related to what they’re studying.”

According to Siegrist, these are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, interns can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.

“Our interns are some of the best and brightest young professionals in the state,” Siegrist said. “It is a pleasure to work with them and see all the great ideas and skills they bring to the table during session.”

More information about the House internship program and the application can be found at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The application deadline is Oct. 31.


State Rep. Don Lehe represents House District 25, which includes portions of
Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.

A high-resolution photo of Lehe can be downloaded by clicking here.

State Rep. Sharon Negele represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County, and portions 
of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.

A high-resolution photo of Negele can be found here. 

State Rep. Sally Siegrist represents House District 26,
which includes portions of Tippecanoe County.

A high-resolution photo of Siegrist can be downloaded by clicking here.