Houchin and Davisson accepting applications for interns

Houchin and Davisson accepting applications for interns

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State Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.

“Participating in the page program is a unique opportunity for a student to witness firsthand how state government operates,” said Rep.Davisson. “I hope that students will jump at the chance to experience the Indiana Legislature in action.”

steve davvison (2)Houchin Photo

Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor’s office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings and help staff members.

Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day. Pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

“I believe the House Page Program is an invaluable experience, and I look forward to meeting students from our community who participate in the program,” said Rep. Davisson.

Interested students are encouraged to schedule their visit quickly, as spots fill up fast. Pages are asked to include two different dates when they can come to the Statehouse between January and March.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve, as that is when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays. To sign up, visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.

“The Senate page program is a wonderful opportunity for local students to learn firsthand how our state government works,” Houchin said. “Pages spend the day touring the capitol building, watching debates in the Senate Chamber and observing the state legislative process. I am looking forward to seeing many young faces from District 47 at the Statehouse this session.”

Students who serve as pages receive an excused absence from school. The day begins with orientation at 8:30 a.m., with a break for lunch prior to the Senate session. Students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

The program runs January through April. Students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Groups can serve together on Wednesdays. Due to limited space, applicants should submit materials as soon as possible.

Students can apply online at www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/page-program or send a letter to State Sen. Erin Houchin, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Applications need to include the student’s and legal guardian’s name, mailing address, home telephone number, email, age, school affiliation and grade or home-school status.

Selected students will receive a letter and more information about the Senate Page Program within three weeks from applying.