Indiana Statehouse

Last Updated on September 15, 2020 by State Representative Ethan Manning

SOURCE: News release from Office of State Representative Ethan Manning

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Denver) encourages local college students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable work experience to apply online for a paid internship with the Indiana House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Before the start of each legislative session, House Republicans hire interns to help legislators and staff with the increased workload. Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, as well as recent college graduates, and law school and graduate students.

“The House Republican Internship Program can provide a stepping stone for young professionals preparing to enter the workforce,” Manning said. “Students are encouraged to explore different ideas and expand on the skills they’ve learned in school while also building up their own professional network.”

According to Manning, all majors are welcome to apply online for internships in a variety of areas, including legislative operations, communications and media relations, policy and fiscal policy. Previous political or government experience is not required.

These full-time internships take place Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April in 2021. Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, and can earn academic credit through their college or university. Interns are also eligible for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

Manning said the legislature may make certain changes to the internship program due to the impacts of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, but any adjustments will be communicated to candidates and intern hires.

Students should apply before the Oct. 31 deadline online at