LOCAL: CITY OF SCRANTON
This internship program is a special collaboration between the Office of Community and Government Relations and the City of Scranton, to provide our students with meaningful internship opportunities in local government and to assist the City in key offices that contribute to Scranton’s ongoing revitalization.
Office of The Mayor Internship
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.
Business Administrator’s Office Internship
This unpaid internship in the Office of the Business Administrator of the City of Scranton will provide hands-on experience with public sector finance with a special focus on accounting. The intern(s) will assist in tasks related to maintaining the budget and accounting programs affecting City-wide financial operations. Under general supervision by the Business Administrator and other City of Scranton staff, the intern will perform a variety of accounting and financial analysis tasks involving the development and maintenance of accounting systems affecting City-wide and/or multi departments. All tasks will be performed in accordance with law, ordinance, and City policy.
Office Of Economic And Community Development Internship
Law Department Internship
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 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 him prepare for Court appearances.
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.
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 17th District) Internship
Representative, Lou Barletta (R-PA 11th 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.