The Center for Career & Professional Development assists with the application & interview process for internships.  They are able to provide resources to help you research what industry/area best suits you for your internship.  The Center's staff will help the you learn to articulate what you learned in the classroom & how to apply it in your field.


An internship is a planned work experience in which the student has learning goals. It is designed to offer a student the opportunity to work in a pre-professional position related to his/her major or career goals. The intern's work is monitored by a faculty member at Lock Haven University and a supervisor at the internship site.

Internships offer employers the opportunity to have a student help them in a pre-professional capacity, often working on a project or providing services. At the same time, employers assist students in developing their professional skills.

An internship is a valuable part of a student's educational experience, and it serves many functions. During the internship, students actively reflect on what they observe and learn. Internships provide hands-on experience in the field of study. Students often return to the classroom with a new perspective. Often internships provide valuable contacts after graduation. Some students find that internships focus their careers.

Students wishing to receive academic credit for an internship MUST work with their academic advisor or designated faculty member within their department.

Please note: the Center for Career and Professional Development  is unable to find internships for students and serves simply as a clearinghouse for information. All internships received are posted on LHU Career Connections  and shared with the appropriate academic departments.


Internship Forms

LHU Student Internship Application
If you are applying for an internships that will take place outside of Pennsylvania, please be sure to check the State Authorization website prior to submitting your application.  Not every state is approved for field experience placements

LHU/PASSHE Internship Agreement
This agreement establishes the relationship between Lock Haven University and the employer.

Contact Us

Center for Career and Professional Development

MaryJo Campana, Director
206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181



Kristin Laudenslager, Career and Internship Navigator
206A Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2247
Cortney Force
206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181

Office Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday

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