Waynedale Political Commentaries


The Indiana State Senate provides hands-on internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates with an interest in government, public policy and the legislative process.

A variety of full-time paid internship opportunities are available for the 2017 session of the General Assembly in the Senate Republicans’ legislative, legal, policy, communications and information technology offices:
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 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.

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

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.

Interested and qualified candidates must be college students, recent college graduates, or enrolled in graduate or law school. Applicants must also be Indiana residents or students who attend a college or university located within the state.

These full-time positions at the Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis begin with mandatory orientation in late December and will continue through the end of the 2017 legislative session late April.

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 in a fast-paced, professional environment.

I encourage all qualified and interested candidates to apply for this unique and rewarding opportunity.

Additional information and applications for these for full-time, spring internships can be found online at www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/intern-program. The application deadline is October 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