Megan Carpenter Working for State Attorney General

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Megan Carpenter, a senior communications studies major at ESU is working in the Office of the Attorney General as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

She is one of 14 PASSHE students (one from each State Pa. System University) 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.

Megan , the daughter of Tim and Diane Carpenter of Birdsboro, Pa, is a 2008 graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School. She and the other students participating in the program will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students also will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

More than 500 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989.  Participating students gain valuable insight into the workings of state government at the policy-making level. Interns have worked with dozens of state agencies, as well as in the offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.

I am thrilled for this opportunity and am looking forward to applying my communications skills in a government setting.

said  Megan, who is gaining substantive experience in the high paced political world, says that her News Director experience at WESS radio, ESU’s campus station, has been beneficial in helping her apply her communications skills and in breaking down information.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, with nearly 120,000 students. The 14 PASSHE universities offer degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study.  About 500,000 PASSHE alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.