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LHU student attends The Harrisburg Internship Semester

Josh HenryLock Haven University student, Joshua Henry, of Bellefonte, is working in the governor’s office in constituent services as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

Henry is a senior history major and political science minor at LHU and is one of eight students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.

“The (THIS) program provides a unique perspective on policy making in state government,” Stanley Bernard, Ph.D., LHU THIS coordinator said. “Previous LHU participants have gone on to study and work in a variety of fields including community health, environmental law, management consulting, information science, disability services, and historical preservation — not to mention legislative staff and lobbying. We are proud to have Joshua represent LHU and looking forward to see what he takes from the experience.”

Henry is the son of Todd and Michele Henry and a 2014 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

More than 600 students from the State System universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989.

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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.                        

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