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Joseph E. Sadler
1741 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 456-5337
Contact: Joseph E. Sadler

Saegertown Health Center
Erie Street
Saegertown, PA 16433
Contact: Dr. Doreene Morris

P. O. Box 1436
Erie, PA  16512
Contact:  Lisa Baumgardner
Phone:  814/455-1774, ext. 248
Description:  Erie's Domestic Violence Safety Network.  Internships available in areas of non-direct services:  building databases, creating templates, writing newsletters, organizing fundraising campaigns, and assisting in writing grants; indirect services:  community education and awareness events; direct services:  working with clients.  Both indirect and direct service requires attendance in counselor/advocate training program.  Nonpaid.

Saint Anthony's Point
87 Stambaugh Ave
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: (866) 982-0414 (toll free)
Contact: Dr. Steven Scrimenti
Description:  Practicum and Internship opportunities for graduate students.  Involvement in assessment, evaluation, testing, treatment planning, counseling or psychotherapy, case management, training and staff development activities, and supervision.

Saint Vincent Health Center
232 W. 25th St.
Erie, PA  16544
Phone: (814) 452-5619
Fax:  (814) 452-5472
Contact:  Ashlee Rzyczycki, M.A.
Description: Work with HealthyU Coordinator in everyday management of the associate fitness center, coordinate work-site wellness programs, and assist in community health screenings.
Academic Majors Desired: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation Administration, Sports Administration, Human Performance
Semester(s) of Need: Fall
Compensation: None

Salvage Direct Inc.
Attn:  Marybeth Reszkowski, Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box 306, 42336 Gilbert Dr., Titusville, PA  16354
Phone:  814/827-5722.  Fax:  814/827-9724
Description:  Online interactive vehicle auction providing salvage management and remarketing solutions for insurance companies.
Duties:  Participate in IS meetings; see how a programming team is run, development through planning stage of projects; see first-hand source code, access to change and modify code.  Send letter and resume.
Compensation:  Unpaid
Academic Major Needed:  Information Systems
Semester of Need:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Salvation Army Erie Senior Day Center
1022 Liberty Street
Erie, PA 16502
Phone: (814) 454-6497
Contact: Nancy Farnham, Assistant Director-Senior Center
Academic Majors Desired: Computer, Social Work
Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: None

Sarah Reed Children's Center
2445 West 34th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: (814) 838-1954
Contact: Ms. Michelle Monschein

Schaffner Knight Minnaugh & Company, P.C.
Certified Public Accountants
1001 State Street, Suite 1300
Erie, PA  16501
Contact:  Kelly L. Petrungaro
Phone:  814-454-1997
Fax:  814-454-1476
Description:  Paid internships in public accounting. 

Rick Schenker- Erie County Executive
5531 Gardner Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 864- 7948
Contact: Rick Schenker

Kenneth C. Schmitt D.D.S., P.C. & James R. Schmitt D.M.D. Offices
108 High Street, P.O. Box 798
Edinboro, PA 16412
Phone (814) 734-3184
Contact: Dr. Rebar

SCI Albion
10745 Rt. 18
Albion, PA 16475
Phone: (814) 156-5778
Contact: Steve Riley

SCI Cambridge Springs
451 Fullerton Ave.
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
Phone: (814) 398-5400
Contact: Millie Custard

Scott Enterprises- Accounting Dept.
8040 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Contact: Peg Adams
Phone (814) 866-2773

Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA
1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA  16501
Phone (814) 459-3663
Contact:  Samantha Lynch

2825 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 562-9913
Contact: Ed Traversart

Shaler Police Department
300 Wetzel Road
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Phone: 412-492-2222
Contact: Rich Bauer
Fax 412-492-2085 attn: detective Rick Byers

357 Northgate Drive Suite #6
Warrendale, PA 15086
Contact: Larry Rollins, District Manager

Shriners Hospitals for Children
1645 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA  16505
Phone:  814-875-8782
Contact:  Bob Howden, Director of Public Relations
On the web:
Description:  Provide support and assistance in a variety of capacities within the Public Relations department.
Academic Majors Desired: Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing/Advertising, English
Number of Internships Available:  1
Compensation:  unpaid
Semester(s) of Need:  summer

Sipco Molding Technologies
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 724-2243
Contact: Jerry Boyle

Sky Group
915 State Street, Second Floor
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-451-1140
Contact: Doug Vizzini

SMC Business Councils
Phone: (412) 371-1500 x251
Contact: Christopher Tamanini, Employment Director

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
14th St & Constitution Avenue NW Mrc 605
Washington, DC
Contact: Don Hulbert

2501 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 833-9111
Contact: Joel Deuterman, PC Integration
Number of Positions Available: 2
Academic Majors Desired: MIS, Computer Science
Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: Paid Based on Experience

Solomon, Smith and Barney
One Monroeville Center, Suite 1080
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: (412) 373-3100
Contact: John Ferguson

Specialty Printing
3rd Street and Penn Central RR
Charleroi, PA 15022
Phone: 724-489-9583
Contact: Jim Fry

St. Elizabeth Hospital
Youngstown, OH
Phone: (330) 430-3999
Contact: Rose Cera

St. Mary's Of Erie
607 East 26th Street
Erie, PA 16504
Phone: (814) 451-1333
Contact: Jena Brucker

St. Vincent Psychological Services
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA 16544
Phone: 814-452-5000
Contact: Kim Serafin

Stairways Admissions Unit
138 East 26th Street
Erie, PA 16504
Phone: 814-453-5806
Contact: Carol Pirello

State Correctional Institution at Albion
10745 Route 18
Albion, PA  16475
Mr. Scott Hyde, Facility Fire and Safety Officer
Ms. Lesley Hill, Purchasing Agent
Phone:  (814) 756 5778
Fax:  (814) 756-9733
Description:  The State Correctional Institution at Albion seeks an intern to develop a solid waste recycling program. This is an ongoing project in which an intern will identify the type and amount of recyclable waste flowing from the institution, develop a plan for responsibly sorting and processing recyclable waste. Additional projects may include developing a procedures manual and training work crews and crew leaders.
-clean criminal record
-transportation to and from the facility in Albion
-min. half-time position each week
Other Information: -interested students should submit a resume to the address above.
-the staff at the institution is eager to begin immediately
-project may be replicable prototype for statewide implementation
Academic Area: Environmental Science/Studies Values, Ethics, Social Action, Economics Time: Fall, Spring, Year Long
Type Of Organization:  Environmental Government
Location of Opportunity:   Albion, PA--Pennsylvania

State Employees' Retirement System
Contact:  Cheryl G. Krchnar, Director of Human Resources
30 North Third St., P. O. Box 1147
Harrisburg, PA  17108-1147
Phone:  717/787-6293
Description:  The Investment Internship Program provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), is designed to provide an opportunity for study and experience outside the traditional setting of the classroom, yet within the framework of disciplined inquiry.  Secondly, it is designed to provide special opportunity for the participants to refine their emerging professional career interests.
Requirements:  Must be enrolled in a accredited college or university as verified by the institution.  Must be a degree candidate and earn credit for the internship.  Must be currently enrolled as a student working towards a degree in an economics, finance, management, or related program in an accredited college or university, which offers a B.A., B.S., or graduate program.  The intern will be expected to work a standard 37.5 hour work week. There is a hourly wage. There are no benefits and interns are responsible for arranging and paying for their own transportation.  Assistance in identifying suitable housing and transportation will be provided.

State Farm Insurance
State Farm Place
Bloomington, IL
Phone: (302) 763-3573
Contact: Daette Petrey

Fax:  814/870-8263
Description:  Part-time Marketing intern.  Hours TBD.  Pay by hour.  Duration 2 months. 
Duties include but are not limited to:
Assist in handling day to day activities related to Technical Data Sheets and brochures
Preparing Excel Spreadsheets
Calculating Margins
Researching competitive information
Using the internet to access information
Setting up meetings
Checking costing
Student must be at least a junior in college pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Marketing
Student must be in good academic standing
Student must have demonstrated general computer knowledge and experience and be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Student must be able to calculate general margin
Internship contingent upon:
Signing STERIS Confidentiality Agreement
Passing a Drug Screening
Successful Completion of Background Check
Signing STERIS Ethics Agreement

Strategy Solutions, Inc.
P. O. Box 798
Erie, PA  16512-9907
Contact Person:  Ryan Sitter, Project Manager
Phone:  814/480-8000
Description:  Strategy Solutions, Inc. (SSI) is a business development firm that provides strategic planning and market research services to organizations and communities. SSI offers several services including strategic planning, business growth and development, organizational development, marketing, market research, employee satisfaction studies, customer satisfaction studies, feasibility studies, product/service development, executive consulting and coaching, training, and grant writing. SSI staff has extensive experience in providing solutions and enhancing growth for manufacturing, health care, government, and non-profit community organizations.

Because there are special needs for each of these industries, SSI has tailored programs such as the Community Resources for Growth for non-profit organizations, the Community Health Assessment program for health care organizations, and Environmental Assessments for business and industry. Through their distinctive products and services, they can help you understand the four keys to unlocking your potential: identifying your vision, knowing your market, valuing your clients, and understanding yourself. An awareness of these keys will provide the basis for a strategic plan that will help your organization succeed and thrive.

Strategy Solution's unique style of participative planning engages the organization and their stakeholders in the development of a successful future, using customer input and feedback. They help their clients understand and use tools, concepts, and processes to better define and implement the company's vision and direction; to more intelligently resolve the company's business challenges; and to create a more customer-focused, improvement-oriented organization.

Research and Marketing Intern:  Provides research, marketing and administrative support to SSI staff.  Gains useful and beneficial professional work experience.  Must be a current student in an accredited college or university and be at least 18 years of age.

IT Intern:  Builds and helps maintain Accfess databases, maintains company website, performs other programming tasks as needed.  Addresses day-to-day computer support issues, loads software, and is liaison to ISP for troubleshooting.  Researches technology needs and provides recommendations.  Must have completed a minimum of 24 hours toward a BA/BS in a Computer related degree or minor.  Minimum gpa 3.0.

Status is part-time and compensation is negotiable.

Street Syndicate
Contact: Chris Elles
On the web:

Student Conservation Association, Inc.
689 River Road
P.O. Box 550
Charlestown, NH 03603
Phone: (603) 543-1700
Fax: (603) 543-1828
Internet Address:
Description: Conservation internships give their participants opportunities to gain hands-on experience to further their academic, personal, and career goals. Interns work at various federal, state and private agencies, including the National Park Services, National Wildlife Refuges and US Geological Services. Each has its own project, ranging from archaeological surveys, visitor/youth education, GIS/GPS, backcountry trail and recreation management. The vast majority of interns are eligible for AmeriCorps education awards, up to $4725.
Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: none

Stull Interpretive Center, Presque Isle State Park
PO Box 8510
Erie, PA 16505-0510
Phone: 814-833-7424
Contact: Randy Neyer
Fax: 833-0266

Summer Study Programs, Inc
900 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (800) 666-2556
Contact: Linda Yacovelli

Suter Overhead Doors, Inc.
4877 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511
Phone: 814-898-2424
Contact: John Wronek

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
21601 Stull Rd.
Saegertown, PA 16433
Phone: (814) 763-2574
Contact: Suzanne B. DeArment

Technology Council of Northwest PA
915 State Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone:  814-451-1172
Fax:  814-451-1150
Contact:  Mike Gildea, Executive Director
Public Relations/Marketing Intern:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for writing press releases and copy for websites.
  • Promotion of events and initiatives to media outlets, such as press, radio, and TV.
  • Engaging and promote events and initiatives to the memberships.
  • Write articles for the TechConnect newsletter.
  • Coordinate the collection of articles for the TechConnect newsletter.
  • Work with the Tech Council and Affiliates in releasing the TechConnect newsletter & other projects
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of Tech Council & Affiliate events/initiatives.
  • Support the implementation of the missions of the Tech Council and Affiliates.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Students working for earned credits or additional experience. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, Publisher and Adobe Acrobat is required. Experience working for/with media outlets, writing news advisories/press releases, and newsletters is preferred. Applicant must be a motivated, well organized, detail oriented individual with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments. Professional phone skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.

IT Intern:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Create Automatic Sign-Up Pages for event online registrations.
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining databases/websites.
  • Assist in design and automation of databases.
  • Assist in the identification and resolution of program, machine, data or system software problems.
  • Provides technical services by assisting with problem resolution and coordinating problem solving with staff; assists in determining data management needs; assists with writing programs and/or system specifications.
  • Monitors and evaluates network systems regarding possible changes to improve efficiency and operations.
  • Assists with the installation of network systems.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Students working for earned credits or additional experience. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, and Access is required. Experience with IBM compatible hardware. Programming experience, web design, and ASP creation a must. Applicant must be a well organized, detail oriented individual with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.

Both internships will last for the Summer Semester (mid-May - August ) with an hourly rate of pay.

During this period the intern will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week.  Potential exists that some weeks will require as much as 25 hours.  The intern must be willing to work for earned internship credit, and will be reimbursed for mileage/travel expenses.  

The intern will work on site, in conjunction with Tech Council staff and Affiliates, to determine deadlines & action steps for projects and activities.  During the course of working with the Tech Council staff and Affiliates, the intern will be expected to attend weekly staff meetings to review project completion, deadlines, etc.

Therasse Rentals and Tax Return Preparation
214 Erie St., P. O. Box 172
Edinboro, PA  16412
Phone: (814) 734-7464
Contact: Leah Therasse, Owner
Description: Answer phones/questions about apartment rentals; show apartments; sign leases with tenants; bookkeeping (includes security deposits, keep track of rents, deposits, delegate repairs and maintenance, pay payroll and bills); input income taxes; process tax returns; e-file tax returns; file and prepare receipts/books for various businesses.

Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: Paid

Tierney Communications
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 790-4117

Titusville Area Hospital
406 West Oak Street
Titusville, PA 16354
Phone: (814) 827-1851
Contact: Anthony Nasralla

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
3000 Alameda Avenue #2190
Burbank, CA 91523
Contact: Pablo Anderson

Towers Auto Sales
200 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Phone: (412) 828-6202
Contact: Michael Fanto

Toys-R-Us, Inc.
461 From Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (413) 782-7619
Contact: Beth Hogan, NE Recruiting Manager
Description: This 10 week program has been designed to introduce you to all the elements it takes to successfully manage a multimillion dollar unit. You will be exposed to our Company's people centered and customer driven culture. We will provide you with a comprehensive combination of hands-on training in one of our stores and classroom training. This approach will give you access to store and regional experts who will share with you their knowledge, practical experience and enthusiasm about retail as a career. You will progress from knowing just the basics of the business to acquiring certain proficiencies in four functional areas: Guest Services; Sales Promotion and Merchandising; Human Resources; and Receiving Area and Product Flow.
Qualifications: Enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student; junior or senior standing; majoring in retail, marketing, business management or a related field; excellent communication and customer service skills; and a desire to learn about Store Management careers.
Academic Majors Desired: All
Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: $8.50 per hour

Transitional Living Services/Safenet
PO Box 1436
Erie, PA 16512
Phone: 814-455-1774
Contact: Kelly Kingston
Fax: Julie Uhlman 459-6512

Treasury Department
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Human Resources
104 Finance Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA  17120
Fax: (717) 787-3026
Contact: Patrick C. Tighe, Director, Human ResourcesEmail:
Description: The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is now accepting applications for our paid summer internship program for college students. A Treasury internship offers students a challenging and rewarding work experience while providing a competitive salary in the Commonwealth's capitol.
As Pennsylvania's bank, Treasury plays a critical role in state government operations. Treasury acts as the custodian, investor, and disburser of the funds of nearly all state agencies. Treasury also offers a wide range of programs and services to Pennsylvania families, such as helping to make college possible with the nowU Pennsylvania College Savings Program; returning abandoned and unclaimed property to its rightful owner or heir; offering Pennsylvanians an alternative to payday lending through the Better Choice program; and funding energy efficient home improvements through the KeystoneHELP low-interest loan program.
Offering a wide variety of internship assignments, Treasury's internship program affords college students a chance to gain valuable experience in various aspects of public finance and policy. Our program provides interns with hands-on learning opportunities to further develop their skills. Working alongside Treasury management and staff allows interns networking opportunities and the ability to contribute to something greater than themselves- helping to keep the wheels of state government in motion and providing valuable services to Pennsylvania families.
Applicants should have a major in Public Policy, Finance, or Information Technology, strong computer and administrative skills, and writing and researching abilities. We ask that all interested candidates send a cover letter introducing themselves and explaining how an internship at Treasury would benefit their educational and professional aspirations. The letter should be accompanied by a resume and a writing sample and be mailed to:
Director, Human Resources
Room 104 Finance Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Academic Majors Desired: Finance, Information Technology, Public Policy
Semester(s) of Need: Summer
Compensation: Paid

Trinity Center
462 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Phone: 814-453-2468
Contact: Amy Range-Hranicky
Fax: 453-4881 attn: Amy

Tom Tucker
421 Nevada Drive
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (814) 459-5053
Contact: Tom Tucker

Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts
Taj Mahal Terrace Bldg.
151 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
Phone:  (609) 449-5496
Fax:  (609) 449-6798
Contact:  Trump Human Resources Administration
Description:  30 summer intern positions in front desk, housekeeping, retail operations, financial reporting, slot cashiering, culinary, restaurant management, advertising casino/hotel services, public relations, reservations, special events, and human resources.  Pays by the hr.  Housing provided for small fee. 

Tungsten Creative Group
337 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Phone: (814) 871-4100
Contact: Jodi Farrell

UBICS/UB Interactive (internet division)
333 Technology Dr.
Suite 210
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone: (724) 746-6001
Contact: Linda Souza, Marketing Communications Manager
Description: Design and production of print materials. Graphics and layout for web projects possible. Very hands-on. Design for internal print materials. May include: brochures, flyers, handbooks, presentations, ads, etc. Design for digital projects. May include graphics for CD-ROMS or other electronic presentations. Design for web sites. May include graphics for corporate internet site or corporate intranet client work possible. Pre-press work and press checks.
Academic Majors Desired: Computer Science, Graphic Design, Applied Media Arts
Semester(s) of Need: Summer
Compensation: $8.00 per hour

UniFirst Corporation
18999 Park Avenue Plaza
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone: (814) 337-2272
Fax: (814) 336-3751

Contact: Rick Simon, Branch Manager
Description: The intern will be educated on the core selling skills of outside sales in regards to telephone cold calls, cold call meetings, scheduled calls, and closing new accounts.  The intern will also learn how to effectively use a territory organization planning system and will assist the sales staff with new accounts.

Internship Positions: Sales Representative
Academic Majors Desired: Marketing, Business Management, Communications
Semester(s) of Need: All
Compensation: None

Union City Family Support Center
132 North Main Street
Union City, PA 16438
Phone: (814) 438-7550
Fax: (814) 438-9400
Contact: Karen H. Prather
Description: The Union City Family Support Center has two forms of programming: Home-based Programming and Center-based Programming. The Home-based Programming is the Parents as Teachers program. Its focus is families with at least one child ages 0-5. The Family Development Specialist comes to the home once a month to do developmental activities with the parent and his or her children and discusses the child's progress and any concerns that the parent may have. Developmental screenings are done to reassure the parent(s) that the child's development is on target and to identify any problems early. A book and a toy are also left for each child and exchanged each month. Studies have shown that children who participate in the Parents as Teachers Program do better in school.
The Center-based Programming is aimed at older children and adults. It includes classes in parenting, creative writing, cooking, art, guest speakers, family dinners, and much more. The Support Center also has monthly birthday parties, holiday celebrations, tours of local businesses, art lessons, and nature activities.
The Union City Family Support Center programs are for everyone. They provide referrals and information about other agencies for anyone in Union City and the surrounding communities. They offer free transportation to all of their activities. Individuals and families living in Union City, Canadohta Lake, Wattsburg, Mill Village, and Waterford are eligible for their services.
Internship Positions: Assistant Grant Writer, Writer, Photographic and Video Communications Specialist, Toddler and Preschool Play Group Assistant Teacher, After School Program Assistant, Outcomes Specialist, Music Teacher, and Graphic Artist.
Academic Majors Desired: Various
Semester(s) of Need: Varies
Compensation: None

Union of Concerned Scientists
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105
(617) 547-5552

1616 P Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-0900

2397 Shattuck Ave., Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94704-1567
(510) 843-1872
Internet Address:
Description: UCS offers internships in each of its offices. The Cambridge office offers one internship in the Global Resources Department. The Berkeley office offers one internship position in the Transportation Department. The Washington office offers two position, one in the Arms Control and International Security office and one in the Energy Department. Contact each department for further descriptions.
Basic qualifications for all internships include excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with computers. Also necessary are self-motivation, resourcefulness and independence, and willingness to perform clerical tasks. Knowledge of specific program issues and hands-on experience are helpful but not required.
Interns work 40 hours per week. Current stipends are based on level of education: $1000/month for undergraduate students, $1250/month for interns with an undergraduate degree, and $1500/month for interns with a relevant graduate degree. Short-term, unpaid internships may also be available in the Berkeley and Cambridge offices on an informal basis.

United Cerebral Palsy-Rochester
Rochester, NY
Phone: 716-334-6000
Fax: Bonnie Bates-Vulcheff 716-334-1646

United College Marketing Services
2021 Midwest Rd. Suite 200
Dak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 705-5555
Internet Address:
Contact: Noell Emmer, Media Coordinator
Description: The intern will give credit seminars to student groups and organizations.
Academic Majors Desired: Business Administration and Economics
Semester(s) of Need: Fall and Spring
Compensation: $50 per seminar
United States Department of State Student Intern Program

United Hospital
Clarksburg, WV
Phone: 304-624-2121
Contact: Julie Wheeler

United States Army Military History Institute
22 Ashburn Drive
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013-5008
Phone: (717) 245-3103
Contact: Louise Arnold-Friend

United States Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20062
Contact: Jeanette Michale

United States Department of State
Recruitment Division
PO Box 9317
Arlington, VA 22219
Internet Address:
Description: The U.S. Department of State is the official international relations arm of the President of the United States and is the oldest executive department of the Federal Government. The Department is responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy, supporting American citizens overseas and managing the human and material resources that provide the platform for U.S. foreign policy.
Interns with the Department learn first-hand about foreign affairs and are exposed to challenging work of both the Foreign Service and the Civil Service. Some interns may write reports on human rights issues, or assist with trade negotiations. Others may research economic or environmental issues. Those interested in administrative management may work on projects involving budgets, human resources, information systems, or general logistical support to overseas posts. Many overseas internships stipulate rotation through two or more embassy/consul sections, providing a broad overview of duties. Internships are excellent preparation for future careers in international affairs.
There are over 800 internships available through the U.S. Department of State. Applications may be downloaded from the Department's web site listed above, then select "student programs."
Eligibility: Students must be: a continuing junior, senior, or graduate student; be a U.S. citizen; be in good academic standing.
Compensation: 5% of the 800 internships are paid.

United States Department of the Interior
Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, Maryland 21811
Phone: (410) 641-1441 x 217
Contact: Liz Davis

Fish and Wildlife Service
Eastern Massachusetts
National Wildlife Refuge Complex
73 Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA  01776
Contact:  Stephanie Koch, Wildlife Biologist
Phone:  978-443-4661 x24
Description:  Visitor Services Intern, Biological Technicians, Interpretive
Internship, Biological Interns
Compensation:  Stipend (varies with internship)

United States Fish and Wildlife Service
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708
E-Mail Address:
Contact: Kate Vaughan for Environmental Interpretation Internships 
Maria Vonderheid for Marketing/Public Relations Internships
Description: Environmental education, volunteer management, public relations, wildlife management, trail and habitat maintenance, audio/visual/computer technology
Eligibility: Students must be: a continuing junior, senior, or graduate student; be a U.S. citizen; be in good academic standing.
Compensation: $150 per week with dormitory housing or $175 per week without.

United States Senate
Senator Rick Santorum
Erie Office
1705 West 26th St.      
Erie, PA  16508
Phone:  814-454-7114
Fax:  814-459-2096
Contact:  Timothy R. Butler
Email:  Tim_Butler@Santorum. Senate.Gov
Description:  In the Erie office, interns draft correspondence to constituents and various government agencies and officials, research legislation, observe committee hearings, attend political and social events, assist with constituent casework and press relations, and work with local community and business leaders.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:  must have high school diploma or equivalent (preference given to applicants who are enrolled at the undergrad or grad level); must be able to work at least two full days per week (four to five days is recommended); applicants must be available for an interview.

United States Senate
Senator Rick Santorum
Pittsburgh Office
Suite 250 Landmarks Bldg.
One Station Square
Pittsburgh, PA  15219
Phone:  412-562-0533
Fax:  412-562-4313
Contact:  Karen Petrocelli or Suzanne Soroka, Internship Coordinators
Description:  In the Washington office, interns engage in the legislative process; in the State offices interns address constituent and public relations, as well as community outreach.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:  must have high school diploma or equivalent (preference given to applicants who are enrolled at the undergrad or grad level); must be able to work at least 10 hours per week; applicants must be available for an interview.

University of Pittsburgh
Office of Residence Life
3990 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6401
Contact: Dr. Stephen Sivulich

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
W1340 Biomedical Science Tower
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
Fax:  412/648-1945
Contact:  Jennifer Wong, Summer Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Description:  Ten week summer undergraduate research fellowship program for students considering a biomedical or pharmaceutical research career.  Receive hands-on laboratory experience at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions.  $3,000 stipend. Housing will be offered to non-Pittsburgh residents in the residence halls.  International students may also apply.  Applicants will be juniors and seniors in the fall.  Strong academic records will be given preference.  Interns will work on a research project under the guidance of participating faculty members, attend seminars and workshops and present their research during Research Presentation Day at the conclusion of the program.  Submit curriculum vitae which should include name, campus address, campus phone number, e-mail address, school, expected year of graduation, major, grade point average, list of completed college-level science and math courses, laboratory experience, research interests, permanent address and permanent telephone number.  Submit short statement of career goals.  Submit at least 2 letters of recommendation from faculty who can comment meaningfully on your scientific interests and academic abilities.  Send or fax information to Jennifer Wong.  

UPMC Health System
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
Phone: 412-647-1584
Contact: Melanie Heuston, Director, Nursing Recruitment
Description:  Paid summer internships for junior nursing students

Urban Erie Community Development Corporation
Erie, PA
Contact:  Bruce Skolnick at 732-2218, email
Description:  Students will gain practical experience that will compliment their academic training by working hands on with a local Community Development Specialist (CDC). the interns will hopefully be inspired by the work that the CDC's are doing to propel them into pursuing a career in the field of community economic development.
The goal for the program is to assist the Urban Erie CDC in meeting its own objectives for Erie and by mentoring to a new breed of leaders in the field.
The UECDC's hope is the intern will gain valuable experience in the field of Community Economic Development (CED).
The program is designed to provide students with a substantive internship experience so that they may gain an understanding of the critical role CDC's play within communities throughout the country.
UECDC will detail a program or project that an intern will focus on during their time with the CDC.
The training program will provide an overview of the community development industry and examine some of the most pressing issues within the field, such as policy initiatives, sustaining a CDC, the use of technology in the field of community economic development and workforce development initiatives.
- Knowledge of Erie Community
- Computer skills
- Data collection and analysis
- Able to work independently
- Must have transportation
Community Development Specialist:
Work with faith based institutions and Minority businesses to compile a minority business database.
Will work 3 hours per day 1 - 2 days a week.
Economic Development Specialist:
- Research grants
- Compile data on local banks including CRA and HMDA
- CRA Community Reinvestment Act
- HMDA Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
Will work 3 hours per day 1 - 2 days a week.
Youth Entrepreneur Training Intern:
- Coordinate and conduct 8-week youth training in business development.

USDA Rural Development
Suite 330, One Credit Union Place
Harrisburg, PA  17110-2996
Phone:  717/237-2265
Fax:  717/237-2192
Contact:  Claire Bavaria, Administrative Management Program Director
Description:  GS-1165 Loan Specialist Trainee needed in Crawford Area
Office located at 14699 N. Main St. Ext., Meadville, PA

USDA Farm Service Agency
Human Resources Division
6501 Beacon Drive
Kansas City, MO  64133
Contact:  Carleen Dempsey
Phone:  816/823-2003
Description:  Position is Program Clerk/Technician (multiple positions) and positions are available in CT, DE, LA, MN, NH, NM, OR, PA, and RI.  Duties:  Provide assistance to senior specialists in day-to-day activities of state and county office operations that includes clerical support, office mgmt., providing service to farmers and/or ranchers for loan processing and servicing, or administering farm programs.  Applications are due by close of business on April 30, 2004 and application package must consist of resume cover sheet; resume or OF-612 (form obtained from, then choose Quick Index, Forms, OF-612; and official or unofficial copy of current transcript(s).   Salary range is $10.19-12.79/hr. and may vary depending upon geographical location. 
Majors:  Economics, Finance, Business, Marketing; computer skills desirable. 

U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
U.S. Federal Building

17 South Park Row, Suite B-150

Erie, PA 16501
Phone:  814-874-5084
Contact:  Kyle Hannon, Field Representative
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Description:  Answer incoming phone calls from constituents and provide appropriate assistance, enter constituent calls and contacts into Senate tracking system, greet constituents visiting the office, staff the office during traveling by the Erie Field Representatives, and perform other research and office duties
Academic Majors Desired: History, Political Science, and Communications
Number of Internships Available:  2-3
Compensation:  unpaid
Semester(s) of Need:  all