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Campbell, Klinker seeking interns for 2024 legislative session

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State Rep. Chris Campbell (D-West Lafayette) and State Rep. Sheila Klinker (D-Lafayette) are inviting college students and recent college graduates to apply for internships with the Indiana House Democratic Caucus. The internships will span the upcoming legislative session running from January through March 2024 and take place in Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse.

Interested candidates may apply for internships focused on constituent services, fiscal analysis, graphic and print design, the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, media relations, and policy and legislative research. Interns will receive a biweekly stipend of $900 and the chance to earn academic credit (dependent on each intern’s college). This is a full-time internship of 37.5 hours per week. Rep. Campbell offered the following statement: 

“From staffing committees and helping constituents access government services to researching legislative topics and developing talking points, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in public affairs and beyond. The professional writing and communication skills that interns walk away with translate to any field and help students prepare for a successful career no matter where that may be. My previous intern for the 2023 session, Aiden Maurath, was a Purdue University student. It was wonderful having an intern from the West Lafayette community and the university I represent. The Statehouse is an amazing atmosphere for young professionals, and I encourage students to apply.” 

Rep. Klinker believes the internship is a great tool for professional development. Klinker said, “Many of my former interns have secured positions in our caucus, the City of Indianapolis and even Washington D.C. Because of their intern experience, they have made significant change in their communities. Young people are able to achieve their goals in business, policy and education due to their time at the Statehouse. Interns talk with constituents, help solve problems and give insight into issues plaguing our younger generations. I’m thankful for the efforts interns have put into each session, and the impact they’ve made on the legislative process.” 

No specific major is required for this internship. Students must be at least a sophomore. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31, with a priority deadline of Oct. 15. More information and the link to apply can be found on the Indiana House Democrats’ website. For questions, please reach out to Internship Program Director Lauren Coon at 317.232.9837 or [email protected]

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