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Feb. 21, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab


Applications open for THIS program         


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students interested in working in a Pennsylvania government office and earning college credits are urged to apply for The Harrisburg Internship Semester program.

           “Students selected for the program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, earn 15 credits toward their undergraduate degree and a $6,500 stipend,” said George Brown, professor of political science and coordinator of the THIS program at SRU.

           Applications are due by 4 p.m., March 5.

           As part of the program, student interns are placed in government offices in Harrisburg and usually work a standard 9-5 workday. They also attend a once-a-week internship seminar for lectures by government officials. Interns are required to write a major policy paper.

           Work assignments have ranged from the Governor’s Policy Office to the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. Jacob Ohl, an SRU political science major from Transfer, is currently involved in the program and is working for state Rep. Peter Daley, D-California.

           Applicants must have completed 45 undergraduate credits and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

           One student is selected from each of the 14 PASSHE universities.

           Anyone interested in the program should visit: and contact Brown at 724.738.2435.


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