Vanderburgh County Lawmakers: Don’t Miss Upcoming Deadline For Paid House Internships

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    Applications Are Due Before Oct. 31

     STATEHOUSE (Oct. 13, 2021) – Vanderburgh County lawmakers encourage local college students and recent graduates to apply online for internships at the Indiana Statehouse before the Oct. 31 deadline.

    The House of Representatives offers paid spring internships to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Interns will work at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for the duration of the 2022 legislative session lasting January through mid-March.

    “Not only do interns have the opportunity to work alongside government leaders, but they also earn money and, often, receive college credit,” said State Rep. Tim O’Brien (R-Evansville). “This immersive, in-person experience prepares college students and recent graduates for a number of career options.”

    O’Brien said interns work full time, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring-semester internships are available in several departments working with Indiana House Republicans.

    Positions are available in the Legislative Operations Department where interns work directly with constituents and help track legislative committee activity. The Communications Department is looking for interns to help write press releases, and work with social media campaigns, graphic design, and audio/video production. The Policy Department is also in need of interns to helpresearch, track and analyze legislation.

    “We rely on interns for a variety of tasks, including communicating with constituents, creating video content, and researching important issues,” said State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville). “Many members of the House Republican staff – and even some state legislators, including myself – were once interns. Others now work in a wide variety of fields including law, television, and finance.”

    Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, free parking, career and professional development support, and enrollment access to an Indiana government class. They can also earn academic credit through their college or university and are eligible to apply for a $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

    “I encourage students to apply for this unique opportunity where they will build their resumes and make lifelong professional connections,” said State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka). “The people you meet as an intern will truly help you on your career path.”

    For more information and to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit indianahouserepublicans.com/internship

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