HARRISBURG, PA – Daniel Mayer of Montrose is working with the Office of Lt. Governor John Fetterman as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Mayer is a junior political science major at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He is one of 15 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.
Daniel is the son of Barbara Pugh-Mayer, and a 2016 graduate of Elk Lake High School. He and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during the internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.
Students enrolled in the program earn 15 credits toward any major as they work at the state Capitol, an experience that can be a springboard into employment or public service. Students also receive a $3,500 stipend to assist with living expenses while they reside in the Harrisburg region.
“A critical part of the State System’s mission is to prepare students to be leaders in their communities and the Commonwealth,” State System Chancellor Dan Greenstein said. “Students who participate in THIS receive an unforgettable experience, making a direct contribution to workings of state government. I hope in the course of this semester these 10 students have the opportunity to learn how in the future they can contribute to Pennsylvania’s success.”