Washburne: House internship applications due Oct. 31

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, October 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 20, 2017) – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville).

The House Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring-semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. According to Washburne, college-level students participating in the internship program work one-on-one with state legislators while developing valuable skills and connections for a professional career. 

“This full-time, paid internship is a unique opportunity for those interested in getting involved with state government and learning how the legislative process works,” Washburne said. “The skills gained during the program will be invaluable as participants begin their careers and start searching for a permanent position. They will have a leg up as move they into a highly competitive job market.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate or law students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, video production, policy, fiscal policy and technology. Along with getting paid $750 every two weeks, students can earn academic credit through their college or university.

When submitting an application, students must also include an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation. Washburne said top applicants will demonstrate strong writing skills, have a positive attitude and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

Applications can be submitted online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Tom Washburne represents Gibson County

and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

 

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