Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA):

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. The Director of ISDA is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. The ISDA vision is to be a global leader in innovation and commercialization for food, fuel, and fiber production.  For more info click this link:

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $16.24 per hour, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Mission Statement:

ISDA will support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land. ISDA reports to the Lt. Governor, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. ISDA is also a member of the Governor’s Cabinet.

About the Job:

This program is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. Participation in the Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship will offer students a multitude of experiences including networking with state employees, resume building and soft skills workshops, agency head panels and much more.

Serves as project management and support to the staff of ISDA. Intern will work on projects with the ISDA communications team and other staff as necessary.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

•    Designing graphics, brochures, and/or flyers to promote various ISDA programs/initiatives
•    Creating content for ISDA’s social media platforms
•    Assisting with the ISDA annual photo contest
•    Assist in the planning and coordination of the Hoosier Homestead Program Award ceremony
•    Taking photos and providing communications support during ISDA/industry events
•    Assisting with preparations for ISDA and Indiana Grown’s Indiana State Fair presence
•    Writing scripts and interviewing staff/farmers to create short social media videos, as well as coming up with new topics for videos
•    Developing talking points
•    Copy Writing
•    Finding new, unique ways promote ISDA and advocate for Indiana agriculture
•    Other duties and projects as assigned

What You’ll Need for Success:

•    In progress of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college
•    Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license
•    Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, Outlook and Canva. Adobe software is a plus
•    Works well with others on a team
•    Works independently when necessary to complete job assignments
•    Dependable and trustworthy when working in a hybrid schedule

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.