Wolkins invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Wolkins invites college students, recent grads to apply for paid Statehouse internship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 11, 2019) – Applications are now open for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program during the 2020 legislative session, according to State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

Wolkins said the internship program is a unique opportunity for college and graduate students, and recent graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply their skills in a real-world setting. He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

 “Please take the time to encourage college students or recent graduates to apply for this internship,” Wolkins said. “Each year, I meet some of the brightest young minds and it’s very energizing to be around them. Working side-by-side with our legislative staff is beneficial, and interns will be able to immerse themselves in the fast-paced Statehouse environment.”

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

 “This internship is the first time many young professionals can test out the skills they develop in the classroom,” Wolkins said. “This is a great opportunity to apply that knowledge before entering the workforce. This program is an invaluable asset for any college student or graduate.”

 The positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Wolkins said interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.  

 More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship. Wolkins said the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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Rep. David Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18,

which includes Wabash and portions of Kosciusko, Miami and Grant counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Rep. Wolkins.