Waynedale Political Commentaries


In today’s competitive job market, quality internship experience can make the difference in landing a job.

The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus offers an exceptional internship program for students and recent graduates who are looking to build their resume with hands-on experience at the Statehouse.

During the 2016 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.

Internship opportunities include:

·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 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 full-time positions that begin with a mandatory orientation in late December and conclude at the end of the legislative session in March 2016.

When interning with the Senate, students gain time-management, communication and problem-solving skills that will serve them well in any career field.

Our highly regarded intern program is a great springboard for students in all majors, and often leads to more opportunities after the conclusion of the internship. In fact, many of the full-time staff at the Senate previously participated in our intern program.

I encourage anyone interested in state government or public service to apply for this unique and rewarding opportunity.

More information and applications for full-time, spring internships can be found online at www.IndianaSenate Republicans.com/intern-program. The application deadline is Oct. 31.

David Long - IN Dist. 16 Senator

David is a former Republican member of the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district which encompasses Waynedale. He served as the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana State Senate. David writes the "Straight From The Senate" column for the newspaper. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer