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The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

Opening doors for college students in partnership with state government
Since 1989, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has sponsored a semester-long internship program for outstanding students, in all academic majors, from its 14 universities. The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) places these selected students in working relationships with policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of Pennsylvania government, as well as with independent boards, agencies, and commissions.  

 >> Spring 2017 Group Photo


​Craig Bonds
Intern, House Minority Leader Frank Dermody
Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
Political Science Major

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Mamadou Dia
Intern, House Democratic Research Office
Cheyney University 
Political Science Major
Cameron Eisenhauer
Intern, Probation and Parole
California University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major

Brittany Feichtel
Intern, House Majority Leader Dave Reed
Millersville University
Government and Political Affairs Major

Halle Frisco
Intern, Historical and Museum Commission
East Stroudsburg University
English Major

Brandyn Hamilton
Intern, State Legislative and Policy Research Office
Kutztown University
Public Administration Major

Aaron Rosengarten
Intern, Department of State
West Chester University
Political Science and Applied Ethics Major

Jordan Schultze
Intern, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Slippery Rock University 
Political Science and Philosophy Major

Shaun Smith
Intern, Department of Corrections
Shippensburg University
Public Administration Major

Michael Walter
Intern, Office of Speaker of the House Mike Turzai
West Chester University
Political Science and International Relations Major

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 Get involved with THIS

Students interested in applying for a THIS internship position should contact their THIS Faculty Campus Coordinator.
Based at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, THIS is administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs in the Office of the Chancellor.  The Resident Faculty Director in Harrisburg coordinates activities and organizes the program. 

 Additional Information

For information on obtaining a THIS student intern for your office, please contact Dr. Jonathan B. Smith, Resident Faculty Director.