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WCU Student Interning in Harrisburg

January 28, 2011

John Remis, a West Chester senior political science major, is working for the Legislative Office of Research Liaison (LORL) as part of a 15-week internship with The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program.

Remis, of Media, Pa., is the son of Susan Baker and a graduate of Strath Haven High School.

A legislative service agency, LORL is involved in the preparation of research memoranda on various topics, as well as bill analysis and data interpretation.

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, THIS invites students from each of the 14 PASSHE universities to participate. Interns have the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits.

Along with the other students participating in the program Remis will attend several academic seminars during the spring semester. Each of the students also will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

More than 500 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, each gaining valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making level. Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.