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Intern with the Indiana House Democrats


This unique learning experience gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to work alongside state representatives at the Indiana Statehouse during a session of the Indiana General Assembly. Full-time, paid internships are offered in the policy, communications, fiscal analysis and member services divisions of the caucus.

The application for the 2024 Legislative Session Internship Program is closed. The application for the 2025 Legislative Session will open in July 2024. Please contact Internship Program Director Lauren Coon at 317.232.9837 or [email protected] with additional questions.

Legislative and Constituent Services
Indiana Black Legislative Caucus
Policy Analyst
Ways and Means Fiscal Analyst
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Internships with the state legislature are partisan. If you are interested in an Indiana House Republican internship, click below.

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The application for the 2024 Legislative Session Internship Program is closed. The application for the 2025 Legislative Session will open in July 2024.

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Anyone who is fortunate to participate in this internship is in for a great experience that will help them develop both professionally and personally.

Aidan Maurath, member of the 2023 Internship Class

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for the 2025 internship?

The application for the 2025 Legislative Session will open in July 2024. The deadline to apply for the 2025 Legislative Session is Oct. 31, 2024. Applications received by Oct. 15, 2024, will receive priority consideration.

When will the internship take place?

The internship typically begins with an orientation week in the last week of December. The Indiana General Assembly meets for four months in odd-numbered years and two-and-a-half months in even-numbered years. Our internships will normally continue for a few business days following the end of each legislative session.

Am I allowed to take classes during my internship?

It is not recommended that you take more than one course during the internship and any courses taken cannot occur during normal business hours. Interns who need to take classes during the internship are encouraged to take online courses or participate in the 300-level political science class that is offered at the Indiana Statehouse. This 3-credit-hour course is specifically designed for students who participate in an internship with the Indiana General Assembly. Interested students are asked to speak with their advisor regarding how this internships fits into their education requirements before coming in for an interview.

How will interns be compensated

The internship is a full-time job. Interns typically work 7.5 hours per day between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Some days require interns to stay longer then 7.5 hours. Working more than 7.5 hours in a day will not garner overtime pay. Interns are not eligible for vacation or paid sick days off.

Interns are paid $900 biweekly before tax withholding. In addition, one Indiana House Democratic Caucus intern will be selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship sponsored by Verizon Communications, Inc.

Will I receive academic credit for an internship with the Indiana House Democratic Caucus?

Academic credit is typically available to interns who make prior arrangements through their school. Each school has its own procedures and requirements related to this academic credit.

Do I have to make my own arrangements for parking during the internship?

Interns will have access to free parking provided by the state during the internship.

Can I apply for an internship with the House Democrats and House Republicans?

No. Internships with the state legislature are partisan. Applicants should decide if they want a Democrat or Republican internship and then apply only for that internship. Interns should be willing to support the goals of the elected members they work for even if their personal beliefs on a specific issue are not aligned. Applicants who personally identify which political party their beliefs most closely align with are more successful in the program.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the program or my application?

Lauren Coon, Director
Indiana House Democratic Internship Program
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
[email protected]

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