USI's Career Services and Internships Office
Internship information may be obtained at their website, send them an email or call them at 812-464-1865.
Governor's Fellowship Program
The Governor’s Fellowship provides a unique experience in Indiana State Government. The program is highly selective, recruiting talented young men and women from across the state who have been out of college for less than a year and who will serve in various State agencies on a rotating basis over the course of a year. Fellows, who are full-time and paid, participate in the daily activities of State Government, complete special projects, and experience firsthand how policies are made.
Governor’s Fellows work in a variety of settings. Many of those who have participated as Governor’s Fellows over the past two decades have gone on to successful careers in both the public and private sector- some serving at the highest levels of local, State, and federal government. They have taken from their fellowship a solid understanding of the workings of government and have gained experience in a variety of areas. At the same time, fellows have been able to give back to the state through their year of public service.
Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program
Every summer, the Indiana State Personnel Department (INSPD) administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. To be considered for this internship program, candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
Internships with the Indiana General Assembly
Eligibility: Both Democratic and Republican internships are open to all college juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates. In the case of the Republican internship, sophomores are also eligible to apply. As interns, you will be part of a partisan staff, so please apply to EITHER the Democratic or Republican program.
The Indiana House Democratic Internship Program gives students and recent graduates an excellent opportunity to acquire hands-on experience through the legislative process. Interns work full-time with state representatives and legislative staff during the State Legislature’s annual sessions in Indianapolis.
Internship Program Director: Julian Winborn 317.232.9798
The Indiana House of Representatives Republican Internship Program offers paid, spring semester internships at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge of state government through active participation in the legislative process.
Legislative Intern Director: Andrew Alvarez 317.234.9380
The Indiana State Senate Republican Caucus offers spring-semester internships that provide hands-on, practical experiences in the state legislature and professional interaction with policymakers and staff.
Senate Majority Internship Director: Kaitlyn Gomez 317.234.9426
Interns working with the Senate Democratic Caucus are assigned to assist legislators and staff, to expand their knowledge of the Indiana General Assembly and the legislative process. Senate interns work full-time assisting staff in various departments.
Senate Democratic Intern Director: Adam Jones 317.232.9427
To be considered for this internship program, candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.