Bedford graduate gains experience at Statehouse

STATEHOUSE – Bedford North Lawrence High School graduate Dylan Atkins is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) and his fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2022 legislative session. 

Dylan Atkins and Rep. Chris May

Atkins, a Bedford resident, is the son of Ben Shelton and Brandy Atkins. He is currently attending Ball State University, majoring in political science with a concentration in international studies, and minoring in military science and Arabic.

“Interning with the Indiana House is an interesting experience, to say the least,” Atkins said. “Not only do I help constituents, but I also get to witness how laws are made and see our state officials in action.”

As a legislative intern, Atkins corresponds with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails while also staffing committee hearings and floor proceedings.

“This internship has given Dylan the chance to meet people from all around the state as he develops valuable skills that will help advance his career down the road,” May said. “The daily work he and the other legislative interns do is a huge help. Whether communicating with constituents or assisting lawmakers on the House floor, his efforts don’t go unnoticed.”

Each year, the House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law school students, graduate students, and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.

Visit for more information about the House Republican internship program.