Applications for an internship at the heart of Indiana government are now being accepted! Indiana House Republicans are taking applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.

The House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and recent graduates to participate in state government at the Indiana Statehouse while gaining hands-on experience. This paid internship allows interns to immerse themselves in the legislative process by working directly with state representatives and professional staff.

For many students and recent graduates looking to launch their professional careers, the House Republican Internship is a valuable stepping stone. Nearly 95 percent of employers consider a candidate’s professional experience when hiring for full-time positions. Our program is designed to help interns develop valuable skills and connections.

The spring semester internship is open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Interns receive a bi-weekly compensation of $750 and opportunities to earn college credits. This is a full-time position at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for the duration of the 2019 legislative session, which runs January through April.

Based on interests and skill sets, interns are placed in one of four departments:

Legislative– Interns will be paired with a full-time legislative assistant as they work directly with an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include tracking legislation, working with constituents and researching legislative questions or problems;

Communications– Interns will be paired with a full-time press secretary as they assist with media relations for an assigned group of state representatives. Some of the responsibilities include writing press releases, audio and video production, social media, arranging interviews with reporters, photography and covering press conferences;

Fiscal Policy– Intern will work with the fiscal staff on issues that directly relate to the state’s finances and biennial budget; or

Policy– Intern will work alongside the policy staff in tracking and analyzing legislation.

The House Republican Internship Program is a great opportunity to make valuable connections while building a resume. To learn more about internship opportunities and the application process, watch these informational videos about each position and visit indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.