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House internship applications due Oct. 31

October 25, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie.

The House Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring-semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March. According to Pressel, college-level students participating in the internship program work one-on-one with state legislators while developing valuable skills and connections for a professional career.

“Many interns go on to become full-time employees with the House of Representatives or other government agencies,” Pressel said. “Each day, interns work hand-in-hand with state lawmakers and staff while applying the knowledge they acquired in college and building on those skills.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate or law students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications, video production, policy, fiscal policy and technology. Along with getting paid $750 every two weeks, students can earn academic credit through their college or university.

When submitting an application, students must also include an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation. Pressel said top applicants will demonstrate strong writing skills, have a positive attitude and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

Applications can be submitted online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.