Boone County Legislators Seek Statehouse Interns for 2024 Session

Local lawmakers are seeking interns to join them at the Statehouse during the 2024 legislative session.

According to State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton), House interns will be paid $900 bi-weekly as they work in downtown Indianapolis during session, which starts in January and concludes mid-March.

“Interning with the Indiana House of Representatives is a great opportunity for young professionals to gain valuable skills that they can apply in the workforce,” Thompson said. “From communicating with Hoosiers around the state to assisting with media requests, House interns manage important tasks and help session run more smoothly.”

State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) said House internships are open to college students and recent graduates of all majors.

“Whether it’s covering committees or press conferences, our interns are key to helping session run smoothly,” Schaibley said. “Students and recent graduates looking for a unique and rewarding internship at the Statehouse should apply soon.”

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

“This internship builds on classroom knowledge, and students and graduates can gain experience they can utilize in any career field,” Genda said. “Our interns can learn skills not only related to their interests, but also gain confidence working in a professional setting.”

According to State Rep. Becky Cash (R-Zionsville), 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.

“Young Hoosiers can benefit greatly by building up their professional portfolio and networking with leaders from across the state,” Cash said. “There is a lot to gain by interning with the Indiana House of Representatives and I encourage local students to apply soon.”

Applications are available online and are due by Oct. 31.