Baird announces availability of 2019 Statehouse internships

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Rep. Jim Baird

Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) has announced.

Baird said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience. The paid internship at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators.

“Interns carefully track pieces of legislation as they are debated in committee and discussed on the House floor,” Baird said. “This gives college students and recent graduates a unique understanding of the lawmaking process here in Indiana.”

Internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April.

In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, interns can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.

More information about the House internship program and the application can be found at

Baird said the application deadline is Oct. 31.

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