Removing Barriers to Opportunity – Paid Internships Help Young Hoosiers

(STATEHOUSE) – Paid internships and work-based opportunities help young Hoosiers develop skills for the workforce and expose them to post-graduate jobs.

However, some students may turn down these experiences, as their pay could affect their families’ eligibility for certain benefits, like SNAP or TANF.

State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville)

Attached is audio of State Rep. Chuck Goodrich (R-Noblesville) and Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers) discussing legislation they worked on that would exempt students’ income earned through paid internships and work-based programs from their families’ eligibility for assistance.

Speaker-elect Todd Huston (R-Fishers)