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Local 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. Cory Criswell (R-Middletown), House interns will be paid $900 bi-weekly as they work in downtown Indianapolis during session, which starts in January and concludes mid-March.

"Internships are often a key aspect of a student's resume as they look to start their career," Criswell said. "The skills gained and connections made during the legislative session can make all the difference when job searching. I encourage all Hoosier students in our community to apply for this great opportunity." 

State Rep. Jennifer Meltzer (R-Shelbyville) said House internships are open to college students and recent graduates of all majors.

"Interning is a vital part of young Hoosiers' early work experience," Meltzer said. "At the Statehouse, interns can help with media relations, constituent issues or work closely with our policy teams. These are all wonderful opportunities, and I look forward to working with students again."

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.

According to State Rep. Robb Greene (R-Shelbyville), 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.  

"After college, it can be overwhelming to find the right place to land, but internships can unlock rewarding career opportunities," Greene said. "This internship really helps students gain experience, hone their skills and connect to a full-time job."

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

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