Republican Lawmakers Invite Local College Students To Apply For Paid Statehouse Internship


Republican Lawmakers Invite Local College Students To Apply For Paid Statehouse Internship

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 20, 2022) – Vanderburgh County legislators invite local college students and recent graduates of all majors to apply for a paid internship with Indiana House Republicans.

State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) said House interns will be paid $800 bi-weekly as they work at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis during the 2023 legislative session, which kicks off in January and concludes at the end of April. She said internships are available in several departments and are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates.

“As a former intern at the Indiana Statehouse, I can tell you this is an awesome opportunity to learn about government and kick start your career,” McNamara said.  “I encourage college graduates and soon-to-be graduates to apply for this hands-on experience.”

Paid, spring-semester intern positions 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.

According to State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Patoka), students can apply for internships in a variety of departments related to their field of study, including legislative operations, policy, and communications and media relations.

“Many hardworking, successful people began their careers as an intern with the Indiana House of Representatives,” Hostettler said. “Whether you’re looking to go into the private sector or public service, this internship can help you build the foundation for your future.”

“Statehouse interns contribute to our success in so many ways during the legislative session,” said State Rep. Tim O’Brien (R-Evansville). “Interns are an invaluable part of the team, helping with constituent communications, policy research, and press release writing.

FOOTNOTE: We are puzzled why Warrick County State Repersentivate Cindy Ledbetter (R) was not included in this article.