SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Jan. 31, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Tyler McCarthy, a Slippery Rock University senior with a major in political science from Wexford, is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

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McCarthy is one of eight 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 invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.

McCarthy is the son of Eunice and Tim McCarthy and a 2013 graduate of Pine-Richland High School. He and the other students participating in the program will attend several academic seminars during the fall semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program's requirements.

More than 600 students from the State System 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.

State System students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by calling the Dixon University Center at 717.720.4089. More information on the program also is available at: www.passhe.edu/this.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kenn Marshall | 717.720.4045 | kmarshall@passhe.edu