Intern Program

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers paid, spring-semester internships to recent and current college undergraduates as well as graduate students. Interns work directly with Indiana legislators at the Statehouse, located in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process. 

The health and safety of our interns, staff, and the public is of paramount importance. Details will be established closer to the start of the internship and shared with all interns for any additional health and safety protocols, if needed.

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The Senate Republicans offer multiple internship opportunities for the spring semester. Applications for the 2022 legislative session is now open, but you can still learn more about the duties for each internship, which are outlined below.

Legislative

Legislative

  • Track and analyze bill data
  • Provide constituent services
  • Staff Senate committee hearings and meetings
  • Conduct legislative and policy research
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Information Technology

Information Technology

  • Respond to IT needs of senators and staff
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Assist in the implementation of new technologies
  • Reformat and reimage computers, set up, operate and troubleshoot audiovisual equipment, video switchers, audio/video teleconference equipment, webcasts and recordings
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Legal

Legal

  • Conduct legal and policy research
  • Draft and file Senate motions and resolutions
  • Summarize amendments and conference committees
  • Create the daily legislative agenda
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Application Open
Press Secretary

Press Secretary

  • Track legislation and media coverage
  • Write news releases and op-eds
  • Create e-communication and social media strategies
  • Work with members of the media
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Application Open
Policy

Policy

  • Conduct legislative and policy research
  • Track legislative proposals
  • Review written communication for policy accuracy
  • Write memos on legislation
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Multimedia

Multimedia

  • Serve as photographer and videographer
  • Monitor online streaming of committees and session
  • Create visual content for print and web
  • Assist in website management
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Application Open

Who is Eligible?

  • Senate Republican internships are open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; recent college graduates; and graduate and law school students.
  • Individuals must be either an Indiana resident and/or attend a college or university located within Indiana.
  • All majors are encouraged to apply, and no previous political or government experience is required.
  • Qualified applicants will have a strong academic record as well as demonstrate excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills. Additionally, successful candidates project a positive, professional attitude, are highly motivated and easily directed, and can effectively manage a rigorous workload in a fast-paced, often unpredictable work environment.

What are the Benefits?

  • Interns earn a $750 biweekly stipend.
  • Interns may be eligible to earn academic credit through their college or university.
  • Interns may apply for academic scholarships through the Verizon Communications and Senator David Ford Scholarship Funds.
  • Interns have the opportunity for networking in a professional environment.

Additional Information

The Indiana State Senate internship is a full-time, paid position at the Indiana Statehouse during the spring semester. The program begins with a mandatory orientation in late December and concludes at the end of the legislative session, either in March or April. Interns work Monday through Friday with the minimum work day of 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Legislative interns are paired with one or two state senators and work directly with the legislative assistants. Communications interns work with press secretaries, policy analysts or multi-media specialists in the Senate Communications Office. Download the Indiana Senate Republican internship brochure below.


Click here to download the internship brochure


For questions about the internship program or the application process, contact:

Kaitlyn Gomez, Senate Majority Internship Director - (317) 234-9426

Laura Hauersperger, Senate Majority Lead Intern Recruiter - (317) 234-9221




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