STATEHOUSE (Aug. 25, 2017) – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville).
Washburne said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity to participate in state government at the Indiana Statehouse while gaining valuable skills for the workforce. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made.
“Interning with the House of Representatives is a great way to gain real-world work experience, which many potential employers see as necessary,” Washburne said. “The fast pace of session gives participants a crash course in state government and opportunities to network – all while earning a paycheck.”
Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, policy, fiscal policy and technology. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March.
In addition to getting paid $750 every two weeks, students 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. Washburne said this one-of-a-kind experience also offers networking opportunities and could open the door to a career.
For a list of career fairs and recruitment events House staff members will be attending this fall, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/recruitment.
More information about the internship program or the application process can be found at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The application deadline is Oct. 31.
State Rep. Tom Washburne represents Gibson County
and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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