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Cass County lawmakers: Deadline approaching for House internship positions

Last Updated on October 25, 2018 by cassnetwork

STATEHOUSE – College students and recent graduates seeking an internship with the Indiana House of Representatives must submit their applications before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to area lawmakers.

House internships are paid positions during the legislative session lasting from January through April. While employed full time at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, interns can develop valuable skills while working one-on-one with state legislators and staff.

“Students can expect to be a member of the House team assisting lawmakers and helping staff during the legislative session,” said State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy). “House internships offer young Hoosiers the opportunity to gain professional work experience, build their resumes and make connections that may lead to a possible career.”

College sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors are eligible to apply. Internship positions are available in a variety of departments including legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

“Internships provide students a chance to develop their skills and gain experience before they begin a career,” said State Rep. Don Lehe (R-Brookston). “This is a great opportunity for them to demonstrate what they’ve learned in their classes and apply that knowledge in a work setting.”

When applying, students must also submit an official transcript, resume and two letters of recommendation.

“During the legislative session, the Statehouse is a fast-paced and exciting environment to be in that will keep students involved and engaged,” said State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo). “I encourage any interested student to take advantage of this opportunity and apply now.”

To apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

SOURCE: News release from the Indiana General Assembly