FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU political science major lands prestigious PASSHE internship
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Apryle Barta, a Slippery Rock University political science major from Cairnbrook, is working for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in Harrisburg as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Barta is one of 12 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester program, which provides state system students opportunities to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits. The semester-long program invites students from each of the 14 PASSHE universities to participate.
Barta and the other students in the program 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 400 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since its 1989 inception. Each had opportunities to gain 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 Governor's Office, the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Office of the Attorney General.
SRU students interested in participating in future THIS programs may obtain information by contacting Sharon Sykora, associate professor of political science, at Ext. 2431, or by calling the Dixon University Center at 717.720.4089.
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