February 2, 2010
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
SRU's Angelo Albanese spends semester in 'THIS' program
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Angelo Albanese, a Slippery Rock University safety and environmental management major from Springdale, is spending spring semester in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Across the state system, 14 students will be part of The Harrisburg Internship Semester program that provides students opportunities to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of college credits.
Albanese and others in the program will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each student will also complete an individual research project as part of the program's requirements.
More than 500 students have participated in the THIS program since its 1989 beginning.
Students have opportunities to work in state government at the policy-making level in state agencies as well as offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the state attorney general.
SRU students interested in the program should contact Sharon Sykora, associate professor of political science at 724.738.2431.
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