Friday, October 28, 2022
The deadline to apply for the Indiana Senate Republican internship program for the 2023 legislative session is quickly approaching, with applications due on Monday, Oct. 31.
The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid spring-semester internships in its communications, information technology, legal, legislative, multimedia, page, and policy offices.
Information technology (IT) interns work alongside the IT director, legislators, staff and fellow interns to assess and respond to the technological needs of the Senate. Responsibilities of the IT intern include responding to the IT needs of senators and staff, troubleshooting hardware and software issues, assisting in the integration of new technology, reformatting and reimaging computers, and setting up, operating and troubleshooting audiovisual equipment, video switchers, audio/video teleconference equipment, webcasts and recordings.
Legal interns grow their understanding of the legislative process by conducting legal research and working with senators and staff. Responsibilities of the legal intern include conducting legal and policy research, drafting and filing Senate motions and resolutions, summarizing amendments and conference committee reports, and creating the daily legislative agenda.
Legislative interns are paired with a legislative assistant, who serves under either one or two state senators, to gain knowledge of state government and work alongside them as they navigate the legislative process. Responsibilities of the legislative intern include tracking and analyzing bill data, providing constituent services, staffing Senate committee hearings and meetings, and conducting legislative and policy research.
Multimedia interns develop their audiovisual and design skills while working with senators and legislative staff. Responsibilities of the multimedia intern include serving as a photographer and videographer, monitoring online streaming of committees and session, creating visual content for print and web, and assisting in website management.
Page program interns assist in providing an educational experience for students in grades 6-12 by helping them learn about state government. Responsibilities of the page program intern include assisting in the daily operations of the Indiana Senate Page Program, teaching students Indiana history and fun facts, instructing young Hoosiers on the legislative process, introducing students to state senators and facilitating their experience in the Senate Chamber during session.
Press secretary interns develop their professional writing skills by facilitating communication between the Senate, media and constituents. Responsibilities of the press secretary intern include tracking legislation and media coverage, writing news releases and op-eds, creating e-communication and social media strategies, and working with members of the media.
Policy interns gain practical knowledge of state government by working firsthand with senators. Responsibilities of the policy intern include conducting legislative and policy research, tracking legislative proposals, reviewing written communication for policy accuracy and writing memos on legislation.
Qualified candidates may be of any major and must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates, as well as graduate and law school students, are also encouraged to apply. Positions are open to all Indiana residents, as well as non-residents who attend a college or university in Indiana.
Senate internships are full-time positions at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis that typically begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in April 2023.
Interns earn an $800 biweekly stipend and benefit from scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement and networking.
For more information about the internship and to apply, click here.