Senate Majority Internships - Policy

Senate Majority Internships - Policy

Friday, September 2, 2022

Applications are open for the Indiana Senate Republican internship program for the 2023 legislative session. One of these opportunities includes serving as a policy intern.

Policy interns gain practical knowledge of state government by working firsthand with Indiana senators at the Statehouse.

Some of a policy intern's responsibilities include:

  • Conducting legislative and policy research;
  • Tracking legislative proposals;
  • Reviewing written communication for policy accuracy; and
  • Writing memos on legislation.

Adam Welker, who served as a policy intern during the 2021 legislative session and has continued to work full-time in the Senate, said the following on his internship experience:

"For those who want a more academic and in-depth experience, I highly recommend applying for the policy intern position. I found myself gaining a greater understanding of the inner workings of Indiana's legislative process and established an expertise with the Indiana code. In the end, I found that I wasn't 'just another intern.' Instead, I was considered a valuable member of a team, and my contributions mattered. I hope that any future policy interns who come after me are able to feel the pride and joy that I felt during my experience."

Interns earn an $800 biweekly stipend and benefit from scholarship and academic credit opportunities, professional development, community involvement and networking.

Qualified candidates can be of any major and must be at least a college sophomore. Recent college graduates, as well as graduate and law school students, are encouraged to apply. Positions are open to Indiana residents, as well as nonresidents who attend a college or university in Indiana.

Senate internships are full-time positions at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis that begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in April 2023.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. To learn more about the different internship opportunities and to apply, visit