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September 6, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU geology major lands EPA internship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Caleb Sykora-Bodie, a Slippery Rock University geology and environmental studies major from Harrisville, is spending fall semester interning with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week program sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Sykora-Bodie is one of 14 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits.

THIS is open to all students enrolled in one of the 14 PASSHE universities.

Sykora-Bodie and the other program participants will attend several academic seminars during their fall semester internship. Each 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, each 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, associate professor of political science, or by calling the Dixon University Center at 717.720.4089.

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