The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

If you are looking for an internship in Harrisburg, then this may be ideal! $4000 Stipend!!!!!!

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

General Information: The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) sponsors a semester-long internship program for outstanding undergraduate students from the 14 PASSHE universities. These interns work with selected professionals and legislators in various state government offices. Many interns have accepted policy or research positions in state government upon graduation. Interns are appointed and serve for one regular semester (either fall or spring). Interns participate directly in public policy formulation, analysis, and evaluation. Their work experience includes report and speech writing, research, and direct involvement with program initiation, implementation, and evaluation. The internship program provides students with a meaningful professional assignment as well as an enriching academic experience.

Seminar: Students also participate in an internship seminar that meets at the Dixon University Center and is supervised by a resident faculty member. The seminar integrates each student’s work experience with a rigorous academic component. The seminar exposes students to the latest scholarship on public policy formation and includes elements of the legislative process, executive operations, decision-making, governmental budgeting, public personnel administration, and more specialized state governmental topics. Each semester leading policy makers from the Commonwealth address the seminar and participate in roundtable discussions with students. The Secretary of Environmental Protection might well describe the department’s involvement in addressing global warming and other initiatives. The Governor’s policy chief could describe the process of developing major initiatives within the upper levels of administration. Lobbyists for various interest groups may speak about their profession and the issues for which they advocate. A regular feature of the seminar is having alumni of the program who are working in state government talk about their career paths. Under the guidance of the faculty director, students integrate the contribution of policy makers with the academic components of the seminar. Assigned readings, writings, discussions, and other activities augment the learning in the seminar.

Academic Credit: Each THIS intern has the opportunity to earn 15 credit hours toward his or her undergraduate degree consistent with the policies of the student’s home university and major department. Upon successful completion of the internship, each student’s grade will be included in his or her quality point average and made part of the academic transcript. The 15 credit hours includes 9 credit hours for the internship itself, 3 credit hours for the completion of a rigorous academic seminar, and 3 credit hours for a research project involving substantial analysis.

Selection Process: Interns may come from any academic major and are chosen through procedures determined on each campus. Applicants must submit an application form (attached), two letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a transcript, and a resume. Students must have earned at least 45 undergraduate credits and a 3.0 or higher grade point average at the time of application.

Stipend. Each student receives a stipend to help pay for the costs of room, board, and tuition. The stipend is currently $4,000 before taxes.

Campus Coordinator. Each campus has designated a faculty member to serve as a campus coordinator, who develops appropriate campus procedures for recruitment, along with the process for reviewing and recommending prospective student interns. The list of Campus Coordinators may be found on the THIS web site at


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For More Information

Rachel Sternfeld
Department of Political Science
HSS Building, 405J

Spring Career Fair

Good afternoon!

We’re writing to remind you of the IUP Spring Career Fair scheduled for Tuesday, 28 February 2017 in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex from 10 AM until 2 PM, which as of today has 96 employers registered to attend, the highest number we’ve ever had at IUP!

This fair provides an opportunity for students and alumni to explore full-time and part-time job and internship opportunities with a large variety of organizations, including criminology, healthcare, government, education, summer camps, safety, accounting and public service.  Please see the attached list of participating employers and organizations attending the fair and the types of positions they have available.

We recognize that you know the importance of student participation. Without the students, the employers will stop making the trip to IUP to recruit on campus. Students surveyed in previous career fairs have cited notification from their faculty as one of the primary reasons they attend. Please encourage your students to participate in the career fair, or if it works with your class schedule, assign them to attend or come to the fair as a class. Attendance vouchers will be available for students who attend the fair as part of a classroom assignment.

All majors and class levels are invited, and business or business casual attire is appropriate. Students are encouraged to visit the Career and Professional Development Center in Pratt 302 to meet with a career coach and update their resume. Drop-in Hours are held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00-6:30 PM — students can stop by without an appointment to have their resume reviewed or to ask a quick career-related question.

Please contact 724.357.2235 if you have any questions.

Thanks and have an enjoyable afternoon and evening!

Tammy Manko & Jan Shellenbarger
— Dr. Tammy Manko Director IUP Career and Professional Development Center “Where Students & Employers Connect”

On-Campus IUP Internships

Currently, the two on-campus internship opportunities for our students this summer are WIUP FM and Dr. Piwinsky’s television production group. Both of these opportunities are competitive, meaning you will have to interview and be considered a top candidate to earn one of the limited number of slots available.

These opportunities should not be considered backups as they are competitive and both are looking for top quality interns. If you want one of these slots, apply immediately with either Matt Albright for WIUP FM or Dr. Piwinsky.

What Kind of Internship Do I Need

The internship must meet the following criteria!

  • It must be a job in a communications related field.
  • It must be on site. There must be a physical internship site where you work full time. You may not work a “traveling” internship, a “door-to-door sales” internship, or a “work at home” internship.
  • You must be under the direct supervision of someone who has the communications related job title you are seeking. You may not work for a business manager but you may work for a communications director.

If these conditions are not met, the internship will not be approved.

Roy Rogers Restaurants Internship Opportunity in Frederick, MD

I hope all is going well at IUP! I’m currently working at Roy Rogers Restaurants in Frederick, MD, as a marketing coordinator for the brand. We are searching for a marketing intern for the summer, and I thought I would pass along our information to share with some of your students. Our big projects for this summer’s internship include food photography, social media content planning, and competitive research. Please feel free to share my contact information with any interested students. My work information is listed below.
Thank you,
Anastasia Gaines-Minnick
(p) 301-695-5051 x117

Top 10: The Answer is NO!

10. Can I tear up a signed internship contract if I get offered a better one?

9. Can I intern with a relative?

8. Can I turn in my paperwork late?

7. Can I count the internship I completed in high school?

6. Can I work out of my house?

5. Can I intern in a different field?

4. Can I count time on vacation toward my 360 hours?

3. Can I intern in the fall?

2. Can I intern in the spring?

1. Can my mom call you?

Internship with Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) in Washington, DC. Please forward the announcement below to any students who may be interested in spending this summer in our nation’s capital.

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University, the program is an 8-week summer academic internship program that offers undergraduate students real-world experience in journalism or public relations through:

• An internship placement at a news outlet or public relations firm
• Courses for credit in economics, journalism and public policy
• Exclusive lectures, briefings and professional development seminars
• Housing in the heart of Washington, DC

Students should apply by March 14 for admission and scholarship consideration. Visit for more information on the program and to begin an online application.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, I may be reached at or 202.986.0384


Joseph Starrs
Director, Institute on Political Journalism
The Fund for American Studies


LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. in Washington, DC
Institute on Political Journalism
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Final Deadline: March 14
** Scholarship Funding Still Available**

There has never been a more exciting and interesting time to be a journalism or public relations intern in Washington, DC. As the new administration works to get their team in place and implement their agenda headline breaking news is happening around the clock!

“I can honestly say that without IPJ I would not be where I am today. You won’t find a better internship program in D.C.”
Aubree Weaver
Le Moyne College
Producer, POLITICO

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience on the job and in the classroom

Set yourself apart when it comes time to finding your first job after graduation by interning with a newspaper, magazine, news service, corporate or PR organization. You will maximize your time this summer by also taking courses for 3 to 9 transferable credits from George Mason University.

As part of our comprehensive program, all participants will receive an internship placement. Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals.

Picture yourself this summer:

• Covering the latest legislative battle by attending a hearing or Press Conference on Capitol Hill.
• Standing on the steps of Supreme Court as protestors exercise their first amendment rights.
• Attending a national security press conference at the Pentagon.
• Planning and developing a social media campaign for a client at a dynamic DC PR firm.
• Meeting experienced reporters at a lunch at The National Press Club.
• Writing a news story about new member of Congress.
• Doing “man on the street” interviews on the National Mall.
• Videotaping the Presidential Motorcade on your cellphone as it races down Pennsylvania Avenue.

You will live in the heart of Washington, DC
• Just steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments.
• Furnished apartments are on campus at George Washington University.

Apply today – there are still scholarship awards to be granted:
• More than 70% of students receive funding
• Awards are determined on the basis of financial need and merit
• Average awards of $1,000 to $4,500

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 14. To learn more about the programs and to begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to 202.986.0384 or

CBS Pittsburgh Internship


Today’s Date:  February 8, 2017

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

Summer 2017 Intern

Pittsburgh, PA


Position Purpose:   CBS is proud to offer internship opportunities designed to provide field experience for students pursuing careers in television broadcasting and related fields. Our Internships will expose you to industry professionals and promote both your personal and career development. Some internships are designed to expose a student to one specific department or project whereas others will allow for the student to rotate between departments.

We offer a limited number of paid internships throughout the year (winter/spring, summer and fall semesters).

We generally receive more applications than we can accommodate so the selection process is highly competitive. Internships are approximately 12 weeks in duration/20 hours per week determined by the supervisor. Transportation costs, meals and any other financial obligation are the sole responsibility of the individual intern. Interns are expected to dress appropriately for the business environment.

Please refer to (Jobs and Internships) for a listing of the documentation required in order to apply for an internship.

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV 2017 Summer Internships application period; now accepting applications.

Application Deadline; Until Filled

Interviews – By Invitation Only

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior in college
  • Student in good standing
  • Minimum GPA 3.0

For consideration, please apply on-line:



KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Consistent with our equal opportunity program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

The Washington Center Deadline

The deadline for private scholarships to The Washington Center is February 15, 2017. If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, then these private scholarships may help you pay for at least part of the costs this summer. It is urgent that you apply soon, today if possible!

In What States May I Intern?

I received a great question this morning about internships in other states. The rumor was that IUP students could not intern in California. I’m pleased to tell you that IUP students may intern in all 50 states, though there are limits and conditions on interning in Florida. This situation changes all the time so don’t rely on old information. If you have a questions about internships, see me or post them to this site. I’m here to help you!