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Governor's Public Service Summer Internship Program

Program information

Indiana state government is now accepting resumes for the 2015 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 2015 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.

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 2015 are eligible to apply.

What internships are available?

There is no limit on the number of internships for which you may apply. Click below to read job descriptions of the available internships at these agencies: (more information is still to come). 

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 in the appllication. Please complete each field 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) or Alien Registration ID 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 March 1, 2015*. Search the job bank to see which positions are available.*Please note: some positions may close before the March 1 deadline so please read the application carefully. 

FAQs

The timeline for the internships is from May to August. You will be able to pick from a few start dates and then an end date that best fits your schedule; Your last day cannot be later than the end of August.

A majority of the internships are located in downtown Indianapolis but some may vary. Some travel may be required so please read job description carefully. Downtown parking is available for those who are selected for internships free of charge. Using Internet Explorer 10? Please read our note about an error with the application when using IE 10. It's recommended that you use another browser to complete the online application.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Questions regarding specific internship positions or the program overall should be directed to Melissa Thomas at methomas@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. 

Ready to begin the application process?
Click here.