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Internship Program

Interns in the Rotunda

This internship provides a great opportunity for students interested in public history to gain valuable training and experience which can be applied later to their professional careers. Interns are offered insight into the archival profession and the political history of both the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the Commonwealth.

The internship is a structured educational experience designed to provide hands-on, real-world experience that complements students' academic work. Interns work along side professional archivists and research staff on both special projects and on-going programs. Interns' responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, arranging, describing, preserving and making records available for research. Interns may perform routine genealogical and legislative research.

In addition to the hands-on activities, reading material on the role and value of archives is made available, and tours of local archival, historical and political sites are organized with the intention of providing interns with both practical and academic knowledge.

For additional information, see the Internship Brochure or click here to apply. If you have other questions, contact the Internship Coordinator at 717-783-3866.


Fall 2016: September 12 — December 9, 2016
           Deadline for applying: June 1, 2016

Spring 2017: January 9 — April 7, 2017
           Deadline for applying: November 1, 2016

Summer 2017: May 15 — August 11, 2017
           Deadline for applying: March 1, 2017

Fall 2017: September 11 — December 8, 2017
           Deadline for applying: July 1, 2017