Fall 2013 Harrisburg Intern
Caleb Sykora-Bodie of Harrisville is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
Sykora-Bodie is a junior geology and environmental studies major and Spanish and political science minor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He is one of 14 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (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 14 PASSHE universities to participate.
Sykora-Bodie, the son of Tom Bodie and Sharon Sykora, is a 2010 graduate of Slippery Rock High School. He and the other students participating in the program will attend several academic seminars during their fall 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, 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 by contacting Dr. Sharon Sykora, 724-738-2431, email@example.com or visit www.passhe.edu/this.
This is one of the few internship programs offered to state system students!