POL 403A: Indiana State Legislative Internship

POL 403A is the legislative internship with the Indiana General Assembly. Each Spring Semester, the Indiana General Assembly awards 50-60 internships. These are competitively awarded and are distributed among any of the colleges and universities in the state. Generally, there are about 12 Purdue students chosen. To be eligible, you must be at least a Junior and have a 3.0 GPA.

Approval for legislative internship credit is contingent upon the  student securing a position in the Indiana General Assembly’s Intern Program run by the party caucuses in the House and Senate. Students are expected to register for 9 hours of coursework associated with the internship with an optional additional 3 credits available for capstone credit.  Classes will be taught online and/or in Indianapolis.  Specific registration information will be provided at the time of acceptance.

Legislative Internship Director

We are in a leadership transition. Our new Legislative Internship Director will be annouced by September 3.  For more information, contact polisci@purdue.edu


  • Check with your advisor to ensure that you are eligible for internship credit and that you understand how the credit will count toward your degree requirements.

  • Students can obtain internships through their own search efforts; with the assistance of a Political Science undergrad advisor

Approved Legislative Internships   

  • Academic credit must be arranged before the internship begins. The legislative internship automatically qualifies for Capstone credit.

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