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In today's job market, experience gives you the edge you need to start your career after college. But the question is how you get that experience when you're still in school or just starting out? Fellowships and internships are a great way to earn real-world and hands-on experience.
The Indiana Secretary of State's office offers a summer fellowship, a communications internship and legal internships. As a Secretary of State Fellow or intern, you'll be working on meaningful projects for one of Indiana's highest elected officials.
The fellowships and internships are offered to college students, graduate students, and recent college graduates.
Every summer beginning in May, the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State welcomes the opportunity to give bright, young minds hands-on experience in the arena of state government. Summer fellows are able to learn about many aspects of the office by working in each of its four divisions.
The fellowship program includes three months of comprehensive experience in the Secretary of State's office. Duties and responsibilities given to the fellows include special projects and assignments essential to the services provided for Hoosier taxpayers.
Fellows rotate between the four divisions of the Office of the Secretary of State in order to gain experience in as many areas possible. Fellows will work in the Securities, Elections, Auto Dealer Services and Business Services divisions - as well as the Secretary's Statehouse office.
Click here for more information on the Summer Fellowship Program.
The communications internship is a great opportunity to strengthen your writing skills and build a strong portfolio. Interns will write on a daily basis in many formats, including: press releases, business, persuasive, journalistic and online writing. Interns may get the opportunity to travel around the state and attend executive meetings. Interns must be able to work in a fast paced environment while keeping a professional attitude and work ethic, as well as remain dexterous under pressure.
Click here for more information on the Communications Internship.
This legal internship is a great opportunity to strengthen your legal writing and research skills as well as build a strong portfolio. Interns will write in legal style on a daily basis and will have the opportunity to attend depositions, hearings and other court proceedings. Interns must be able to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a professional attitude and work ethic.
Interns with the Securities Division will work closely with the division's attorneys and investigators in the evaluation and organization of evidence.
Click here for more information on the Legal Internships.