Vanderburgh County lawmakers: Application deadline approaching for paid Statehouse internship


    STATEHOUSE (Oct. 20, 2022) – Vanderburgh County lawmakers encourage college students and recent graduates to apply for a paid Statehouse internship before the Oct. 31 deadline.

    State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) said college sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates and graduate students of all majors can apply for an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives. House interns will be paid $800 bi-weekly while working at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis during the 2023 legislative session, starting in January and concluding at the end of April.

    “My time as a House intern served as a launching pad for my professional career and also helped inspire me to pursue public service,” McNamara said. “I encourage students and recent graduates to apply quickly, so they can experience this great program.”

    State Rep. Tim O’Brien (R-Evansville) said interested Hoosiers should and complete the application before Oct. 31. Intern interviews are currently taking place to fill positions in legislative operations, policy, and communications and media relations departments.

    “Our interns have the opportunity to join our Statehouse team and jump-start their careers,” O’Brien said. “This one-of-a-kind program offers so many benefits to students, and a chance to learn more about state government.”

    “Students from any major can use their skills in a variety of roles offered through this internship,” said State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka). “Whether it’s working with constituents or keeping Hoosiers updated on what’s happening during session, interns play an important role during the legislative session.”

    Internships are full time, Monday through Friday, and include free parking, career and professional development assistance, enrollment access to an Indiana government class, and opportunities to earn academic credits through the student’s college or university. Interns are also eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.