LOCAL: City of Scranton
Office of The Mayor Internship
Public Finance Internship in Department of Business Administration
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economic situation in the City and will hit the City’s budget hard. The City of Scranton's Department of Business Administration is currently seeking an intern to perform critical support functions to assist the Business Administrator and Finance Manager navigate these challenges.
The City of Scranton has a lean management model. The Public Finance Intern will have a range of responsibilities and will brief the Mayor and other leaders on a regular basis.
Information Technology Department Internship
Through this internship in the Information Technology Department of the City of Scranton, you will have the opportunity to observe and engage in nearly every level of making the City’s critical data and technology functions run smoothly. This hands on opportunity is unique in its breadth and depth, as well as offering experience in many of the special considerations that IT applications have within government and the public sector more broadly. The intern will be under the general supervision of the Director of the Department of Information Technology and his Deputy.
Office Of Economic And Community Development Internship
Law Department Internship
Through this internship in Law Department of the City of Scranton, you will have the opportunity to observe and engage in various facets of municipal law and government operations. You will participate in a wide range of office activities and have the chance to join the Chief of Staff in meetings with the Mayor, City staff and community stakeholders. The
intern will be under the general supervision of the Chief of Staff.
Through this internship in the Law Department of the City of Scranton, you will have the opportunity to observe and engage in nearly every level of the legal process from the drafting of legislation to its defense it in Court. You will participate in a wide range of office activities and have the chance to join the City Solicitor in meetings with other City staff, community
stakeholders, as well as accompanying the City Solicitor to and helping prepare for Court appearances. The intern will be under the general supervision of the City Solicitor.
Office of City Council/City Clerk Internship
The internship within the Office of Scranton City Council/City Clerk will provide direct access to the function of the legislative body of the City. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the City Clerk, his/her staff and with the Councilpersons and their Solicitor; as well as interaction with City Administrative offices and the general public. The intern will be under the general supervision of the City Clerk and his/her Executive Assistant. The intern will produce a 2-3 page “Memo” by the end of the internship that addresses one of three issues: 1) City-University collaboration; 2) Student-specific concerns or ideas; or 3) Addresses a City problem/opportunity.
STATE: Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Attorney General Josh Shapiro - Bureau of Consumer Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates and investigates consumer complaints. It takes legal action against companies that engage in unfair or deceptive business practices in cases where a lawsuit by the Attorney General serves the public interest and benefits the citizens of the Commonwealth.
- Apply using our online application; https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/the-office/employment/
- More information here.
State Senator, John Blake (D-22nd District) Internship
Representative, Matt Cartwright (D-PA 8th District) Internship
Senator, Robert P. Casey (D-PA) Internship
Senator Casey is pleased to offer internships in his Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania offices to undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and of the daily operations of a Senate office by working with constituents and staff on issues affecting Pennsylvania. While our office welcomes all applicants, preference will be given to candidates with a Pennsylvania background. Press and legislative internships, along with the Sullivan and Higginbotham internship, are only available in the DC office. Constituent services internships are available in the State offices.
Senator Pat Toomey, (R-PA) Internship
Pennsylvania Republican Party
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is currently seeking motivated high school and college students interested in an exciting and fast-paced internship.
For more information, click here.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
The Pennsylvania Coordinated Campaign is seeking intelligent, hardworking interns to assist with voter outreach, party building and to help elect Democrats across the Commonwealth.
For more information, click here.
United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania Internship
Responsible clerical, administrative or technical experience which provided a knowledge of general office procedures and practices such as data entry, filing, record keeping. Experience with WordPerfect 10 and above, familiarity with database management concepts, and experience with research over the Internet.
Scully Scholars Program
The purpose of the Scully Scholars Program is to provide University of Scranton students with financial assistance to pursue summer internships in public policy and to honor the memory of long-time professor of history and political science, Timothy H. Scully.
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Internship Contacts and Resources
Office of Community and Government Relations: If you are interested in an internship, please contact the Office of Community and Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-941-5529. The Office tracks student participation in these internships and in the case of the City of Scranton programs, acts as the resume collector before they are sent on to the prospective office.
Political Science Department: Contact the Political Science Department if you are a political science major seeking credit for the internship.
Center for Career Development: This Center can provide you with career counseling and internship resources, including resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and more.