High-quality internship opportunities are available for students enrolled in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. The proximity to the state capital as well as the central Pennsylvania region has provided previous internship opportunities with the governor’s office, state legislature, state executive agencies, and other organizations related to student interests in Public Policy, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, or Health Administration. Students have also ventured back to their local communities, Washington D.C., and across the globe for internship opportunities. Students are eligible to earn academic credits for their internship experiences. The program is flexible, and the opportunities are extensive.
Internship experiences equip students with skills and self-confidence at the entry point to their career. The internship experience offers realistic exposure to the working environment, management systems, and internal operations in their field of study. Students also have networking opportunities within their internship to build a professional network to help students upon graduation for employment or references for further studies.
The faculty in the School of Public Affairs have extensive contacts in the Harrisburg region and beyond to facilitate potential interviews and internship placements. Please contact your Program’s Administrative Support Assistant for more information on internships for your program.
|Program||Administrative Support Assistant||Phone Number|
|Criminal Justice||Jaime Vargas||[email protected]||717 948 6648|
|Health Policy Administration||Autumn Kreider||[email protected]||717 948 6799|
|Health Administration||Melissa Forkey||[email protected]||717 948 6322|
|Homeland Security||Melissa Forkey||[email protected]||717 948 6322|
|Political Science & Public Policy||Autumn Kreider||[email protected]||717 948 6799|
|Public Administration||Autumn Wise||[email protected]||717 948 6773|