Lawmakers invite college students to apply for paid internship

Jackson County legislators invite local college students and recent graduates of all majors to apply for a paid internship with Indiana House Republicans.

State District 69 Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, said House interns will be paid $800 biweekly as they work at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis during the 2023 legislative session, which kicks off in January and concludes at the end of April. He said internships are available in several departments and are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates.

“Finding your spot in the world and pursuing the career you want has to start somewhere, and interning with House Republicans is a great place to begin,” Lucas said. “From writing and researching to video production and photography, students from all backgrounds and majors can grow their skills as a House intern.”

Paid spring semester intern positions are full time, Monday through Friday and include free parking, career and professional development assistance, enrollment access to an Indiana government class and opportunities to earn academic credits through the student’s college or university. Interns also are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.

State District 65 Rep. Chris May, R-Bedford, said students can apply for internships in a variety of departments related to their field of study, including legislative operations, policy and communications and media relations.

“Many former House interns used the opportunity to land full-time jobs with the legislature, while some joined the private sector in a number of different fields,” May said. “Regardless of where they go, House internships can be an effective launching pad for so many career options.”

Interning with the Indiana House of Representatives offers Hoosier college students and recent graduates great opportunities to work in a professional setting as they prepare to enter the competitive job market, said state District 73 Rep. J. Michael Davisson, R-Salem.

“Students can learn valuable skills to help carry them into the future, all while getting paid,” he said.