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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.  

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​​​Beth A. Alboucq
Intern, Office of Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 
Public Administration Major and Paralegal Studies Minor

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Najeebah Beyah-Green
Intern, Pennsylvania Department of State
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Psychology and Social Relations Major
Garrett Haffner
Intern, Department of Labor and Industry
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Political Science and Economics Major

Joshua Henry
Intern, Office of Governor Tom Wolf
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
History Major and Political Science Minor

Ian Hine
Intern, Speaker of the House Michael Turzai
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major and Fine Arts Minor

Samantha Lowman 
Intern, House Majority Leader Dave Reed
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Political Science Major

Caroline Mathis
Intern, Department of Health
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Social Work Major and Gerontology and Aging Studies Minor

Tyler McCarthy
Intern, Department of Environmental Protection
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
History Major and Government, Political Affairs Minor

 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 Smith, Resident Faculty Director.