State Senate offers paid internships

In today’s job market, employers are looking for candidates with hands-on experience who are able to effectively communicate and operate in a professional environment. Internships are the perfect opportunity to sharpen those skills.

The Indiana State Senate is offering paid, spring-semester internships to qualified candidates who are interested in state government and public policy.

During the 2017 session of the General Assembly, there are a variety of paid internship opportunities in the Senate’s legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices. Below you’ll find more information about each internship opportunity and its duties:

Legislative interns will track and analyze bill data, provide constituent services, staff committee meetings, and conduct policy research.
Legal interns will conduct legal and policy research, file legislative documents within deadlines, summarize amendments and conference committees, and help create the daily legislative calendar.

Policy interns will conduct research, track legislative proposals, develop a legislative matrix, and summarize legislation.

Press Secretary interns will track legislation, write news releases and op-eds, create e-communications and social media strategies, and work with members of the media.

Information Technology interns will respond to IT needs of senators and staff, troubleshoot hardware and software issues, assist in the implementation of new technologies, and reformat and reimage computers.

Visual Communications interns will assist with Senate photography and videography needs, monitor online streaming of committees and session, create visual content for print and web, and assist in website management.

Interested and qualified candidates must be college students, recent graduates, or enrolled in graduate or law school. Positions are open to Indiana residents or non-residents who attend a college or university located within the state.

Benefits include a $700 bi-weekly stipend, scholarship opportunities, earned academic credits, resume building, community involvement and networking while working along with more than 40 fellow interns at the Indiana Statehouse located in downtown Indianapolis.

These are partisan, full-time positions that begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in April 2017.

More information and applications for full-time, spring internships can be found online at The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.