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October deadline for paid House internships

State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) encourages local college students and recent graduates to apply online for internships at the Indiana Statehouse before the Oct. 31 deadline.


According to Baird, the House of Representatives offers paid spring internships to college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Interns will work at the Statehouse in Indianapolis for the duration of the 2022 legislative session lasting January through mid-March.


"We take pride in providing an environment where students can learn from state leaders and hone their skills," Baird said. "Don't delay in submitting your application for this great and rewarding opportunity."


Baird said interns work full time, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring-semester internships are available in several departments working with Indiana House Republicans.


Positions are available in the Legislative Operations Department where interns work directly with constituents and help track legislative committee activity. The Communications Department is looking for interns to help write press releases, and work with social media campaigns, graphic design and audio/video production. Baird said the Policy Department is also in need of interns to help research, track and analyze legislation.


Interns receive biweekly compensation of $750, free parking, career and professional development support, and enrollment access to an Indiana government class. They can also earn academic credit through their college or university and are eligible to apply for a $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate and graduate expenses.


For more information and to apply before the Oct. 31 deadline, visit