Internships | Scholarships | Fellowships

Internships

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.

The Center for Career and Professional Development serves as a clearinghouse for internships that are University approved.  Approved internships are posted on LHU Staff Apps shared drive for academic departments.

Handshake is our job and internship database that is accessible to students and alumni served by the Center for Career and Professional Development. You can apply directly to positions that interest you through Handshake

The Center for Career and Professional Development assists with the application and interview process for internships.  They are able to provide resources to help you research what industry best suits you for your internship.  

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.
 

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

THIS is a program of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  Every fall and spring semester, THIS places State System students in working relationships with policy makers throughout Pennsylvania state government.  THIS students also attend a weekly policy seminar and complete a research project during their semester in Harrisburg.  Each State System institution is invited to send one student per semester.  THIS accepts students from any major.

Students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 45 or more earned credit hours have received an invitation to apply.  The link to the application form is available at www.passhe.edu/this.  

The deadline for fall 2020 & early consideration for spring 2021 is:  March 18, 2020.

LHU Campus Coordinator: Dr. Stanley Berard | Raub 209 | (570) 484-2187

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:

    • Martha's Table
    • National Republican Senatorial Committee
    • Law Media Group
    • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs

 Further information is available at www.twc.edu or http://community.lhup.edu/history/politicalscience/internships/twc.htm.  

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
Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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

Lock Haven University Summer Scholarships
(Haven Business Internship Program)

** The application cycle for summer 2020 is postponed until next year. Students will have the opportunity to apply to this scholarship for summer 2021. Please check back for more details. **

The Haven Business Internship Program offers four awards of $5,000 each. The awards are available to students majoring in business management or accounting to support unpaid internships. The highly competitive awards are designed to help students gain a valuable “real-world” perspective on what they learn in the classroom.  If you have specific questions regarding eligibility or specific requirements, please contact Dr. John Nauright, Dean of The Stephen Poorman College of Business, Information Systems, and Human Services.

Lock Haven University Summer Research Scholarships (SOAR Scholarship - Summer Opportunity Award for Research)

** The application cycle for summer 2020 is postponed until next year. Students will have the opportunity to apply to this scholarship for summer 2021. Please check back for more details. **

The SOAR Scholarship (Summer Opportunity Award for Research) Scholars Stipend offers five awards of $5,000 each annually to support full-time summer research (laboratory or clinical) to students in STEM-HP majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, or Health Professions).  If you have specific questions regarding eligibility or specific requirements, please contact Dr. Jonathan Lindzey, Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

Lock Haven University Summer Research Scholarships (Bechdel Family Internship Stipend Scholarship)

** Applications for the Bechdel scholarship are still being accepted for FALL 2020 internships. We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships. Please submit your completed application on D2L by May 30, 2020. **

 The Bechdel Family Internship Stipend Scholarship offers two students who have secured an unpaid or low paid internship in the sciences with $2,000 each per summer.  If you have specific questions regarding eligibility or specific requirements, please contact Dr. Jonathan Lindzey, Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

Lock Haven University Research Fellowship Opportunities

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program offers students an opportunity to research under the supervision of an established biomedical scientist, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published.  Each fellowship will be provided a $3000 stipend for the 10-week period plus free housing.  If you have specific questions regarding eligibility or specific requirements, please contact Dr. Jonathan Lindzey, Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences.

Procedures for Summer Internship/Scholarship/Fellowship Registration

1.   Log-in to D2L to access information on each scholarship/fellowship. Once you log-in to D2L, you will need to click on the “Quick Links” tab and select “Self Registration”.   Next, click on the scholarship/fellowship that you wish to submit an application to specifically and then click “Register”. This will give you access to information on the scholarship/fellowship award and its application. You will need to upload your completed application to the designated Assignment drop box within the corresponding scholarship/fellowship course on D2L by the application deadline in order to be considered.  

2.  Completed application materials must be uploaded on D2L by May 1, 2020 to be eligible.   

Visit the Center for Career & Professional Development for more information about finding, preparing & submitting application materials.

Internship Housing

New York Financial District - www.intrnz.com 

New York City – www.student housing.org

Contact Us

Center for Career and Professional Development

MaryJo Campana, Director
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206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181
mcc831@lockhaven.edu

Nyla Darbeau
Career & Internship Navigator
570-484-2247
nrd123@lockhaven.edu

 Cortney Force
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206 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2181
cforce@lockhaven.edu

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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