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Klinker-Alting Family Advocacy Internship

STATEHOUSE (March 31, 2017) – The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) recently announced an internship program in cooperation with Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts, in honor of State Rep. Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) and State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette).

The Klinker-Alting Family Advocacy Internship is a merit-based internship that will provide students with an interest in the political process a practical, hands-on learning opportunities. These include:

  • Attending meetings with elected representatives and government officials
  • Assisting with policy analysis and bill tracking
  • Attending committee hearings and floor hearings while the Indiana General Assembly is in session
  • Analyzing and quantifying research data
  • Writing articles for the LUM newsletter
  • Assisting with other advocacy activities such as letter writing and submitting letters to the editor
  • Helping develop email lists

“It’s a pleasure to have my family’s name on an internship program that will come out of LUM, a great community organization,” Alting said. “The purpose of the internship is right on. It’s our civic duty and responsibility to get involved in the process of government, because government works for the people. This internship will be a great experience for students to spend time at the Statehouse and learn that government is about helping people and making tomorrow better for all Hoosier families. I’m very humbled and honored.”



The Klinker-Alting Family Advocacy Internship is open to juniors and seniors who are enrolled and in good academic standing with the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue. Applications from students majoring or minoring in Political Science or Communication are especially encouraged, although students from all Liberal Arts majors are eligible.

The successful candidate will exhibit excellent writing skills, knowledge of political processes, and an appreciation of LUM and its mission. Social media and graphic design ability is a plus. The internship also includes a $500 stipend.

Applications should submit a cover letter and resume to the College of Liberal Arts Career Services Office for initial review by Monday, Oct. 17. A group of finalists will be submitted to LUM, who will make the final selection.

Contact: Brady Hagerty, Senior Press Secretary