Clockwise: Rep. Roegner, Matt Kalina, Sarah Spaulding, Tim Lanzendorfer
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In an effort to help young Ohioans obtain internship and employment opportunities in the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Kristina Daley Roegner (R-Hudson) encourages students from the 37th Ohio House District to consider interning in her Columbus office or working as a page in the Ohio House page program.


To date, three students from Representative Roegner’s district have interned in her office, and many others have worked in the Ohio House page program while pursuing their undergraduate degrees.


“Young people have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by participating in the legislative process as an intern or a page,” said Representative Roegner. “Whether you are interested in elected office or state government in general, these positions provide firsthand experience in the legislative process.”


Qualified undergraduate students who are available to work 15-20 hours during the work week may apply to work as legislative pages in the Ohio House of Representatives. Typical page assignments include distributing documents, photocopying, retrieving materials from other governmental offices, and delivering messages between members. They also assist with preparation for session and provide a range of services to help members and staff do their jobs properly. Pages often have contact with the public when handling telephone calls for members’ offices, delivering mail and messages, and greeting visitors to the House of Representatives.


Additionally, undergraduate students may obtain volunteer internships and work on projects such as constituent correspondence, constituent outreach, research, filing, letter and speech drafting, and data entry. Interns must work 8-20 hours during the work week.


“It’s all about helping the people of our great state, whether it’s writing a response letter to a constituent concerned about the budget or sending a letter of commendation to a state champion athlete,” said Matt Kalina of Twinsburg, who works as a House page. “It’s a rewarding experience and an honor to work for the state I live in and the state I love.”


“I have had the opportunity to see government from all angles, be it policy analysis or constituent work,” said Tim Lanzendorfer of Hudson, who also works as a House page. “For someone interested in governance, such as myself, my internship which led to my employment has been invaluable towards my understanding of just how it all works. I would encourage people my age to consider a long-term or short-term internship here at the Ohio Statehouse, as even a summer of experience can be a real eye opener.”


“As a political science major it has been a very rewarding experience to interact closely with our state legislators, and I am so grateful for this opportunity,” said House page Sarah Spaulding, of Hudson. “I have been challenged with leadership roles and have learned so much about how our state government works. It's truly helped me to engage in the political world and has given me foresight into my future career.”
“It’s nice to be able to apply the skills I learn in the classroom in a real-life setting,” said Hudson resident Alex Duquenne, a student at The Ohio State University. “As an intern in Rep. Roegner’s office, I get to see state government in action.”


Other local students who have interned in Rep. Roegner’s office include Maggie McCue, Matt Smartnick and Nate Mealy, all residents of Hudson.


Interested individuals should mail or email a copy of their resume and availability to Jenny Flores at the information below:


Ohio House of Representatives
Republican Caucus
Attn: Jenny Flores
77 S. High Street., 12th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111
Jenny.Flores@ohiohouse.gov


Residents of the 37th Ohio House District who wish to intern in Rep. Roegner’s office may also contact the representative’s office by phone at (614) 466-1177, by email at Rep37@ohiohouse.gov, or by mail at Ohio House of Representatives, Attn: Representative Kristina Roegner, 77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111.


 

 
 
 
  
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