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Internship Opportunities

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania internship programs for undergraduate and graduate students are listed below. Please note, the Pennsylvania Department of Education does not offer paid internships.

The Engineering Scientific and Technical Internship Program provides full-time undergraduate or graduate students with valuable work experience in such areas as business and management, engineering, agricultural sciences, earth sciences, architecture, mathematics, computer systems, etc. Internships are generally held during the summer months. Students must be currently enrolled in a technical, scientific, or engineering field of study. Whether a student earns credit for an internship is determined by the college/university.

Application Process:
Engineering Scientific and Technical Internship inquiries may be addressed to Jenna DeNoyelles at (717) 783-9338 or via e-mail at jdenoyelle@pa.gov.

The Government Services Internship Program provides undergraduate or graduate students with valuable para-professional work experience in such areas as accounting, fine arts, humanities, journalism, public administration, and social sciences. Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary program. Whether a student earns credit for an internship is determined by the college/university. 

Application Process:
Government Services Internship inquiries may be addressed to Jenna DeNoyelles at (717) 783-9338 or via e-mail at jdenoyelle@pa.gov.

The Harrisburg Semester Internship Program is designed to provide Pennsylvania State University undergraduate students majoring in a variety of academic majors such as Political Science and Public Policy, Business Administration, Information Sciences Technology, Behavioral Sciences and Sociology, and Communications with the opportunity to intern within state agencies and other public service organizations in Harrisburg. Internships within the Pennsylvania Department of Education are unpaid. 

Application Process: 
Students can obtain additional information on this program at Penn State Harrisburg Internship Semester.

The Harrisburg Internship Semester Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institution with practical training in state government and other agencies and gives them credit for this experience. There is no cost to the agency for the placement.

Application Process:
Students can obtain detailed information on this program at State System of Higher Education Internship Program.

General Information:

More information on Commonwealth of Pennsylvania internship programs may be found at the Bureau of State Employment.

Specific questions on Pennsylvania Department of Education internship opportunities may be addressed to Jenna DeNoyelles at (717) 783-9338 or via e-mail at jdenoyelle@pa.gov.