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Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

Program information
Indiana state government is now accepting resumes for the 2016 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. 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. Governor’s Summer Interns will spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities.

The 2016 Governor’s Summer Internship program recipients are paid a rate of $11.30 per hour. Please contact your school’s career/internship office for guidelines on how to receive college credit for these opportunities if you would prefer this option as well.

To be considered for the 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. Students who are graduating in May 2016 are eligible to apply.

What internships are available?
Visit this website to view and apply to the available internships of your choice: www.in.gov/spd/careers/internships.htm

How do I apply?
To be considered, interested students must submit an online application for the specific internship(s) of choice via the state of Indiana job bank. You must complete all fields pertaining to the degree in which you are pursuing (including an expected graduation date) in the Education section of the application even if you copy/paste/attach your resume. If you do not fill out all sections, your application will be marked as incomplete and not considered.

Before you begin your application, it will be helpful to have the following information ready. Tip: If you create a profile, you can easily apply to more than one internship quickly:

  • Electronic copy of your resume. (PDF, Word doc. or text file)
  • Your employment history (position titles, dates, etc.)
  • Education history (dates, credits earned and GPA)
  • Professional references
  • Writing samples, cover letters, etc.
  •  National ID (social security number)
  • Click here for a quick step guide on how to apply.


What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to submit your application and any other requested documents (cover letter, resume writing sample, etc) is February 26, 2016. However, a few positions may require you to apply before this date so read the job description carefully. Apply early and to as many positions as you like. Please search the job bank to see which positions are available.

FAQs
The timeline for the internships is from May to August. You will be able to pick which a start and end date that best fits your schedule. A majority of the internships are located in downtown Indianapolis but some may vary. Some travel may be required so please read job description throughly. Downtown parking is available for those who are selected for internships free of charge. Not all applicants will recieve an interview as well.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Questions regarding specific internship positions or the program overall should be directed SPDCommunications@spd.in.gov. If you have difficulties or questions about how to apply, please download the quick step guide or call 1-855-773-4647.