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Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

The internship program was created in 1989 to introduce bright and motivated college students to the operations and officials of state government. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in a Speakers Series which features various elected officials, state agency directors and other government representatives. Students are encouraged to interact with one another regarding their varying experiences and to attend any meetings and forums throughout the Government Center complex that are open to the public and would enhance their summer experience.

The 2015 Governor’s Summer Internship program pays an hourly rate of $11.30 and/or college credit is given to the students as well if approved by their respective colleges and universities. Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined projects that enhances college-level skills and abilities.

Consideration for the Governor’s Summer 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. The timeframe for applications ranges from February through early March. To be considered, interested students must submit an online application for the specific internship(s) of choice via the state of Indiana job bank.

What can I do to prepare? Now is the time to create an account through our job bank and complete an applicant profile. Please fill out all the information in each section, even if you attached a resume. Your application will be considered unfinished if all fields are not completed.  Be sure to have a polished resume, writing samples, college transcript and references prepared as well.

Look for more updates late to mid January 2015, and save this page as a favorite to check back!