Internship Possibility

Posted: October 7, 2010 by IUsec in Internships

 

Indiana House of Representatives Offers Paid Internships

The Indiana House of Representatives is offering paid internships to ambitious, hard-working students during the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

The internship program is an opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a high-profile setting, and it provides an unparalleled behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process. House interns spend the spring semester at the Statehouse, working as part of our legislative staff.  Here are the details of our program:

■ Interns are paid $700 bi-weekly.

■ College credit is available, depending on major and university.

■ Positions are full-time, Monday through Friday.

■ Internship takes place January through April in Indianapolis.

■ Divisions include Member Services, Media Relations, Policy, Fiscal and Computer Technology.

■ $3,000 Verizon scholarship is awarded to the caucus Intern of the Year.

Interested students may apply for one of four types of internships:

Member Services interns assist legislators in meeting legislative and constituent research responsibilities, reporting legislative committee activity, organizing legislators’ daily activities and corresponding with constituents.

Media Relations interns help generate media coverage of the Indiana General Assembly by writing and distributing news releases, newspaper columns and e-newsletters, organizing and facilitating news conferences, taping and transmitting broadcast feeds, coordinating photo sessions and performing related background research.

Policy/Fiscal interns gain firsthand experience in developing budgetary, tax and other fiscal policies.  Policy interns assist the entire caucus in researching policy initiatives, and tracking and analyzing legislation.

Computer Technology interns provide desktop and notebook computer support to legislators and staff, act as consultants in addressing diverse software and hardware needs, assist in the maintenance of various databases and the completion of district mailings and other projects.

Students should apply as soon as possible for the upcoming spring semester.  The application deadline for the 2011 session is October 31st.  Applicants are asked to apply to either the Democrat or Republican internship.  More information and applications are available online at these websites:

n For Democrat internships: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_democrats/students_interns_2011.html.

n For Republican internships: http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern2011.html.

For more information, contact House Democrat Intern Director Michael Smith at msmith@iga.in.gov or 800-382-9841, or House Republican Intern Director Caitlin Gamble at cgamble@iga.in.gov or 800-382-9841.

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