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Every summer, the State Personnel Department administers the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This 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. Governor’s Summer Interns spend at least 50 percent of their time on a predetermined project that enhances college-level skills and abilities.
The 2013 Governor’s Summer Internship program was paid a rate of $11.30 per hour and/or college credit was given to the students as well if approved by their respective colleges and universities. Agencies' budget dictates whether the internships are paid and this can fluctuate from year to year.
In 2013, a total of 153 interns were hired in 29 executive branch agencies. The types of internships ranged from engineering to business, communications, finance and biology. The number of internships also varies throughout the years.
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. 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.
The Governor's Public Service Summer Interns meet with Governor Mike Pence to discuss their role in the growth of Indiana.
More information to come.