I trust that everyone is enjoying reading our summer intern bloggers' firsthand accounts of their summer experiences. Of course, many additional Liberal Arts undergraduates also secured internships this summer, in a wide range of career fields at organizations all over the country. I wanted to take this opportunity to list a few more of these experiences, which I believe represent the wide variety of career possibilities open to students pursuing Liberal Arts degrees.
In Washington, D.C., in addition to Capitol Associates and the Center for Strategic
and International Studies (the sites of two of our bloggers), we have students at the Environmental
Protection Agency, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
the Republican National Committee, the Defense Contract Audit Agency,
Washington Sports and Entertainment, Congressman Robert Brady's office,
and the Office of Innovative Engagement in the Department of State.
Quite a few students ventured to
for internships related to entertainment and publishing. Students--many of whom are CAS or English majors--are working at Wenner Media Publicity, the Hearst Corporation, USA Today, Gotham Casting, The Merv Griffin Show, Pearson Education Publishing, Viacom (MTV Networks), and CBS Radio.
Not surprisingly, many students decided to stay in
Pennsylvania for their summer internships. Harrisburg is a particularly popular destination for political science, economics, and other Liberal Arts majors interested in public policy. In Harrisburg, we have students interning with the PA Judiciary Committee, the PA Human Relations Commission, the PA Department of Aging and Office of Long-Term Living, the Education Policy and Leadership Center, the National Sexual Violence Resources Center, the Pennsylvania Republican Caucus, the AFL-CIO, and Common Cause. The majority of these internships were arranged with the help of the Harrisburg Semester
In the State College area, students are working with various nonprofit and government operations, including Center for Alternatives in Community Justice, the Rockview State Correctional Facility, the Second Mile, ARC of Centre County, Strawberry Fields, and the Office of the Attorney General. Other students are interning with various offices and centers at Penn State itself, including the university's Office of Governmental Affairs, Office of Global Programs, College of Agriculture Office of Alumni and Development, Sports Marketing, the International Center for the Study of Terrorism, and the PA Center for the Book.
Elsewhere in Pennsylvania, students are experiencing a variety of career fields at their internship sites, which include the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole, Pennies for Heaven, Education Works, Office of Senator Bob Mensch, Fox 29, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Montoursville Borough Police Department, the Dan Onorato Gubernatorial Campaign, and the Starfinder Foundation.
Crossing over the PA state line, other students secured internships with the New Jersey
Nets, New Jersey Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande's office, the
Gloucester Mayor's Office (MA), Neurobehavioral Associates (MD), the Carroll
County District Attorney's Office (MD), the Prince George County Police Department (MD), Garrett County Government (MD), and the Hingham Police Department (MA).
And lastly, we have some students who have ventured outside of the Northeast, and even the country, for their internships. CLA students are at Target in Minneapolis, Brillstein Entertainment Partners in California, Exelon in Chicago, Fort Abercrombie State Park in Alaska, Bank of America in Florida, the American Embassy in London, Nike in China, and ProyectARG in Argentina.
While comprehensive, this list is not by any means complete. Let us know what we are missing! And even if your internship is listed, touch base with me and/or your academic adviser in the fall to let us know how it went. The more we know, the more we can assist future CLA interns seeking out valuable professional experiences.