The Indiana House Republican Caucus is accepting internship applications from students who are interested in getting a firsthand look at how their state government works during the 2020 legislative session, which starts in January.

An internship with House Republicans provides students opportunities to learn more about the legislative process while working directly with elected officials and staff. Students can gain valuable hands-on experience to set them apart from other candidates in the competitive job market.

More than 90 percent of employers look for tangible experience when hiring a candidate for a full-time position. The House Republican Internship Program has provided many students a jumpstart to their careers in state government and the private sector.

The internship run from January through mid-March, and are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates. These full-time positions provide $750 bi-weekly and opportunities to earn college credits.

Interns chosen for this experience are placed in 1 of 4 departments based on their interest and skill sets, including:

Legislative – Interns will work directly with a legislative assistant throughout the session. They will be responsible for tracking legislation, working with constituents and researching legislative questions or problems;

Communications – Students will be paired with a press secretary to help with media relations for a select group of state representatives. Some of the interns’ responsibilities will be covering press conferences, writing press releases and e-newsletters, helping with audio and video production, and coordinating interviews with reporters. Candidates with graphic design experience are also encouraged to apply.

Fiscal Policy – An intern will work with fiscal staff on matters that relate to Indiana’s finances and biennial budget; or

Policy – The intern will work with staff to track and analyze legislation.

To learn more about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, visit indianahouserepublicans.com/internship. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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