An internship for academic credit is a valuable educational experience that combines classroom theory with supervised work experience in which the student establishes intentional career goals. The internship is designed to link the academic experience to personal and professional career goals. Students should discuss their plans for an internship with their academic advisor to explore this option and develop a plan.
For credit, internships will appear on the student’s academic transcript and, as a result, will include charges for tuition and fees on the student bill for that particular semester. For more information about costs, please reach out to the Student Accounts Office.
Career and Professional Development Coaches can provide additional support to students, including internship finding, resume critiquing, interview preparing, and securing professional attire.
Handshake is the job and internship database accessible to all Commonwealth University students and alumni. Students can connect with employers directly when using Handshake.
Students who are participating in a for credit internship should plan early, as if often takes some time to complete all of the requirements. After meeting with the academic advisor, it may be determined that certain internship forms must be completed and signed. For your convenience, those forms are listed below. Questions about the forms should be directed to your advisor.
LHU Student Internship Application
Commonwealth University/PASSHE Internship Agreement
The Washington Center (TWC)
This independent, nonprofit organization provides selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. They accept students from all majors and place them in a variety of government agencies as well as non-profit and corporate settings. TWC arranges semester-length and summer internships in the Washington, DC area which are eligible for academic credit through LHU's internship approval process.
LHU Campus Liaison: Dr. Stanley Berard | Raub 209 | (570) 484-2187
LHU students have interned through TWC with the following agencies and organizations:
Further information is available at www.twc.edu.
The Commonwealth of PA – Internships
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers internship opportunities for students in their various agencies. Please Click Here to view the list of open internship opportunities and apply online.
AFSCME Counsel 13 – Internships
AFSCME Council 13 offers internship opportunities for students in their Harrisburg, PA headquarters, as well as other Pennsylvania office locations. Please Click Here for further information on AFSCME Council 13.
Successful candidates will be offered $10.15 per hour for a 40 hour work week with no benefits and no provisions for employment at the conclusion of the internship. Internships are offered on a period basis.
Interns may be involved in the following: research, arbitration cases, local union meetings, labor/management meetings, subcontracting meeting and grievance hearings. Interns are expected to be dependable, highly motivated, provide their own transportation, and must be sensitive to public employees and their issues.
For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to: Kristie M. Wolf-Maloney, Grievance
& Arbitration Department, 4031 Executive Park Drive
Members 1st Federal Credit Union – Internship
Members 1st Federal Credit Union is looking for full-time students who currently attend an accredited college, university or technical school who are interested in a 12-week paid summer internship. Internships are available in the following departments - Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Marketing.
Preference will be given to students from Central Pennsylvania who are majoring in: Accounting, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Marketing.
Scholarship Bonus! After successfully completing our paid 12-week summer internship, our interns also receive a $2,500 scholarship for education expenses.
For further information, please visit our website.
New York Financial District - www.intrnz.com
New York City – www.student housing.org
BigInterview is a tool that allows you to conduct and record virtual mock interviews, review practice interview recordings with structured self-assessment, and share your interview through email with a friend, a faculty member or the Center for Career and Professional Development.
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