Seasonal State Worker

State of IndianaIndianapolis, IN
Paid Internship

6 months ago


Job Title

Seasonal Legislative Assistant - Indiana Department of Transportation

Job Location

INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis

Job Overview

  • Serve as a Seasonal Legislative Assistant for the Legislative Director and Government Affairs Division of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
  • Support division projects and report to the INDOT Legislative Director
  • Utilize professional skills in policy analysis and administration to support INDOT governmental affairs
  • Gain experiences in state government operations, agency legislative relationships, and transportation policy
  • Ideal for candidates with prior experience interning or working for the Indiana General Assembly or Governor's office


  • The position traditionally starts at an hourly rate of $18.00, commensurate with education and job experience.


  • Research past and present state laws found in Indiana Code.
  • Handle communications and respond to constituent inquiries from legislators.
  • Aid in committee coverage and prepare testimony and talking points.
  • Assist with crafting and preparing reports on legislative impacts.
  • Read and track pending legislation and amendments.
  • Analyze and summarize legislative initiatives and key issues.
  • Draft and write segments in the INDOT Legislative Newsletter.
  • Monitor and research federal government proceedings and agencies, and their impacts on INDOT.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least some credits in, or undergraduate or graduate degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Legal Studies, Public Administration, History, Public Affairs, Law, or a related field.
  • Basic knowledge of the mission and role of INDOT.
  • Basic understanding of state policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of state government structure, administrative procedures, and the legislative process.
  • Ability to research, draft, and edit data and reports.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to operate computer tools.
  • Good research and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills suitable for a wide variety of contacts.
  • Confidence and ability to learn on the job and adapt quickly to changing circumstances.

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Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Business Administration Management And Operations6%

  • Marketing5%

  • Management Science4%

  • Economics4%

  • Psychology4%

  • 252 other majors74%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Google
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  • Deloitte
  • PwC
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Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Great Lakes region

Government Administration

Typical pay range:

$14.44 - $18.57

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Indianapolis, IN | $3,189/mo

  • Housing/Rent$1,349

  • Miscellaneous$856

  • Food$407

  • Utilities$313

  • Transportation$264


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