Wolkins: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Wolkins: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 17, 2018) – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

House internships are paid positions during the legislative session lasting from January through April. While employed full time at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, interns can develop valuable skills while working one-on-one with state legislators and staff. 

“Teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and communication skills are qualifications many employers are looking for in applicants, and this internship will help them build on their skills,” Wolkins said. “While doing well in school certainly adds to a resume, an internship like this blends classroom and real-world experience and sets professionals apart in job interviews.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible to apply. Internship positions are available in a variety of departments including legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“For many, internships are the building blocks of a career,” Wolkins said. “This internship helps young professionals get a foot in the door, which can sometimes lead to a full-time position. An internship also provides a preview into what a potential career looks like outside the classroom.”

When applying, students must also submit an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation.

To apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

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State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which includes

 Wabash County as well as portions of Grant, Kosciusko and Miami counties.

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