BU Student Attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

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BU student Joshua Christensen is currently working as an intern for THIS during the Fall 2009 semester; photo courtesy of Marshall, Media Relations Manager of PASSHE
BU student Joshua Christensen is currently working as an intern for THIS during the Fall 2009 semester; photo courtesy of Marshall, Media Relations Manager of PASSHE

BU student, Joshua Christensen of Danville, is working for the Office of Attorney General of Pennsylvania with The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program during the Fall 2009 semester according to Kenn Marshall, the Media Relations Manager for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in a written statement.

Christensen, who is one of the 15 students from PASSHE universities selected for THIS, will work in the press office for his 15-week internship in Harrisburg. The press office communicates information to Pennsylvania’s citizens about the work being done by the agents, investigators, and prosecutors of the Office of Attorney General by using any media such as the Internet, television, radio, or newspapers, according to its website.

The senior political science major and psychology minor will also attend several academic seminars and will complete a research project as part of the program’s requirements, Marshall reported.

Applying for THIS

BU is currently looking for Spring 2010 THIS applicants.  The internship sponsored by the PASSHE allows students to earn credits amounting to a full semester, while learning to work in a policy making level of state government.

A student applying for the internship must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and earned a minimum of 45 undergraduate credit hours, while entering his or her junior or senior year.  THIS invites students of any academic major to take part in the program that offers an academic enrichment in state government.  Areas of government an intern can work under include: the Office of the Governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Office of the Attorney General, according to Marshall.

Contact the THIS faculty campus coordinator, Dr. Sheng Ding for guidance and information at (570) 389-4336 or e-mail to sding@bloomu.edu.  Students applying for THIS should send their application packets to Dr. Ding by Oct. 16, 2009.

For more information about the internship program and its online application, check out THIS at this PASSE website.

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