Former intern now House Democratic Floor Leader Cherrish Pryor encourages applications for paid Statehouse internship
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Floor Leader and State Representative Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) today encouraged college students and recent graduates to apply for one of several paid, spring semester internships being offered in the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session. Interns working with the Indiana House Democratic Caucus can gain valuable hands-on experience with opportunities in policy, media relations, graphic and print design, fiscal analysis, member services and a spot working with the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus.
This is a full-time, paid position with a biweekly stipend of $750. Academic credit is available but determined by the intern's school.
Pryor knows firsthand the value of a Statehouse internship after serving as the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus intern in 1995 while a student at Indiana University Bloomington.
“My internship with the Indiana House Democratic Caucus gave me the skillset and knowledge to be an effective state leader,” Pryor said. “Interns who are selected to serve will receive a firsthand look at the legislative process and the day-to-day life in state government. Interactions with Indiana General Assembly lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists and community advocates provide an invaluable networking and learning opportunity for students and recent graduates as they start their careers.
“I know from personal experience that an internship with Indiana House Democrats can serve as a jumping off point to a successful career in politics, advocacy, leadership and communications. Many of our former interns go on to become full-time staff members in the legislature, as I did. I would encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to apply.”
To qualify for this internship, applicants must be at least a sophomore in college, but no specific major is required. A desire to learn about government is strongly encouraged. An online application, cover letter, résumé, academic transcript and three letters of recommendation must be completed by Sunday, October 31, 2021 to be considered.
Contact Julian Winborn, Intern Director, at Julian.Winborn@iga.in.gov with any questions.