At the conclusion of THIS, you will have a better understanding of state government, more specifically, the role of your internship site in public policy. THIS hopes to serve as a springboard for you to gain employment within a governmental setting. Quite often, employment opportunities are available within Pennsylvania's state government. You also can use this experience to go on to enroll in graduate school, law school, and other post-baccalaureate educational opportunities.
“The Harrisburg Internship Semester is the direct reason that I'm in my current position. THIS not only gives you exposure, but also the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you learned in a real-world setting. The internship also allows you to grow personally and professionally, all while making new friends and connections along the way.”
Emily Holladay '15
Legislative Aide | Pennsylvania Department of Health
“The Harrisburg Internship Semester provides a unique opportunity to learn about how government operates in a democracy from the insider's perspective. My experience really helped propel me to future opportunities in government and politics. The knowledge gained, and the contacts made, have served me well throughout my career.”
Dave Reed '00
Majority Leader | Pennsylvania House of Representatives