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Legislative Intern

Date Posted:  Sep 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  397532
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

Agency Statement:

About the Lieutenant Governor's Office:
 The Office of the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s mission is to strengthen Indiana’s rural economies and communities through capacity building, advocacy and innovation in agriculture, small business, tourism, defense development, housing, and community economic development.

 

Salary Statement:

This position is commesurate on education and experience. 


Role Overview:

The Legislative Intern will have the opportunity to learn and perform duties associated with policy research, the legislative session and other responsibilities associated with the General Assembly. The candidate selected for this role will work with the Lt. Governor’s executive office, along with the Lt. Governor’s agencies, which include the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA).

About the Job:

The Legislative Intern will have the opportunity to learn and perform duties associated with policy research, the legislative session and other responsibilities associated with the General Assembly. The candidate selected for this role will work with the Lt. Governor’s executive office, along with the Lt. Governor’s agencies, which include the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC), the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA).

A Day in the Life:

Core Projects
•    Work directly with the Lt. Governor’s legislative team and agencies to plan and execute legislative goals and policy initiatives.  
•    Complete thorough research on requested topics and provide a comprehensive report of findings to the legislative team.
•    Track legislation relevant to the Office of the Lt. Governor and agencies and provide policy reports and briefings to the legislative team on all requested topics.
•    Attend meetings with the legislative team to discuss relevant legislation and policy to the Office of the Lt. Governor with legislators, staff, and other government officials.  
•    Record minutes and take notes from the legislative session and committee meetings to inform the legislative team of recent developments.
•    Other duties as assigned.

 

What You'll Need for Success:

Fundamental skills include:
•    Demonstrates highly effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as research skills;
•    Able to effectively communicate with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels;
•    Able to think logically and analytically;
•    High detail orientation and accuracy;
•    Proficiently execute and/or manage the details of the assigned project;
•    Able to work with confidential information;
•    Takes initiative;
•    Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up, including demonstrating flexibility to move between various ongoing projects as needed;
•    Performs responsibilities efficiently and timely; and,
•    Able to work well as an individual and as part of a team;
•    Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism in all aspects of work

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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