SRU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester


Sept. 6, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Malika Fields, a Slippery Rock University junior with a dual major in communications and Spanish from Pittsburgh, is working in the prosecution department of the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Malika Fields


Fields is one of 11 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 14 State System universities to participate.

Fields is the daughter of Janelle and Edward Fields and a 2014 graduate of Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School. She 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:

MEDIA CONTACT: Kenn Marshall | 717.720.4045 |