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Feb. 08, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's Mark Bogush lands THIS internship

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Mark Bogush, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Duncannon, is working for the Joint State Government Commission in the capital city as part of the 15-week The Harrisburg Internship Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Bogush is one of 14 PASSHE students participating in the THIS program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits.

THIS invites students from each of the PASSHE universities to participate.

Bogush and the other participating students will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students also will complete an individualized research project as part of the program's requirements.

More than 500 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, gaining valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making level.

Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.

PASSHE students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by contacting Sharon Sykora, assistant professor of political science, at 724.738.2431, or by calling the Dixon University Center at 717.720.4089. Details are also available on the web at:

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