Life After THIS
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.
Credits & Tuition
You can earn 15 semester credit hours for THIS from the State System university in which you are enrolled—nine credits for the internship placement,three credits for completing a research project, and three credits for participation in an academic seminar. You are responsible for tuition and fees as in any other semester. A $4,000 stipend is provided to assist with living and other expenses.
The semester-long internship experience
provides you with a variety of opportunities
within the state government structure, including
with both the legislative and executive
branches, the Democratic and Republican
parties, and a variety of agencies that are
directly associated with Pennsylvania's state
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