Indianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye and Republican state representative from West Harrison Randy Lyness invite local college students and recent graduates to apply for an internship with the House of Representatives for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.Frye said the House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity for college students and graduates to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience. This paid internship at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators.“Studies show students with paid internship experiences are nearly twice as likely to obtain a full-time job after graduation,” Frye said. “House interns are an essential part of our team, and they are challenged to learn and master skills, like time management and professionalism, which are highly sought after in this job market.”Lyness said internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.“House interns not only learn about the legislative process, but they also have the opportunity to discuss key issues with lawmakers and network with countless other professionals from all over Indiana,” Lyness said. “This internship helps students make connections and jumpstart their careers.”These are full-time positions, Monday through Friday, lasting from January through April. In addition to biweekly compensation of $750, interns can earn academic credit through their college or university, and are eligible to apply for a competitive $3,000 scholarship to use toward undergraduate or graduate expenses.More information about the House internship program and the application can be found here. The application deadline is October 31.