February 2, 2015
WCU senior political science and international relations major Kat Breitmayer is working for the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Research Office this semester.
Her internship is part of a 15-week program sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program provides students from each of the 14 State System universities the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits.
Breitmayer, who is from Downingtown, will attend several academic seminars and 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, 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.