Shelbyville Senior High School graduate Sarah Work is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session.
Work, a Shelbyville resident, is the daughter of Nathan and Julie Work. She attends Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she is majoring in political science, and law in liberal arts.
"My passion for state government began in high school through my government class, and this internship has only sparked my interest even more," Work said. "Someday, I want to represent the people of Indiana and continue playing a role in improving Hoosier lives. The connections and experiences I am gaining while interning at the Statehouse will help me achieve my goals of attending law school and starting my political career."
As a legislative intern, Work corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.
"Throughout this internship, Sarah has the opportunity to hone her skills that will set her up for success," Eberhart said. "She and other House interns do a tremendous job every day. I have enjoyed getting to know this intern class, and I encourage other Shelbyville students to apply."
Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.