Allen County lawmakers seek applicants for paid Statehouse internship

Allen County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 12:49 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Allen County lawmakers invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for the Indiana House Republican Internship Program, which takes place during the 2020 legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Local legislators seeking interns include State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) and Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne).

Carbaugh said college and graduate students, and recent graduates should apply before Oct. 31.

“Students considering a career in government should give this program serious consideration,” Carbaugh said. “The networking alone makes this position very attractive. There are also many other benefits like financial compensation, the ability to develop and hone real-world job skills and the possibility of transitioning into a full-time position within the House of Representatives.”

According to Heine, the internship program is a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and apply skills in a real-world setting.

He said the paid internship is full-time and takes place during the spring semester.

“It’s a great way to take an in-depth look at future employment possibilities and decide if this is truly the direction these interns want to continue upon,” Heine said. “If so, they are able to unlock future opportunities. They are also still able to take away valuable skills that will benefit them in any future profession.”

Morris said internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“Many of our interns are offered positions upon their graduation or soon thereafter,” Morris said. “We look for students with a great work ethic and willingness to take initiative, and learn new skills during the internship at the state capitol.”

Positions are full-time, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through mid-March.

Interns receive biweekly pay of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university.

Interns are also eligible to apply for a $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

More information about the Indiana House Republican Internship Program and the application can be found at www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/internship.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

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