SU student Samantha Lowman is interning with Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) as part of The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program.
THIS is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). It is a 15-week program that allows students to work in areas of the state government and credit for the semester. Lowman is a senior political science major and one of eight students participating in the program.
The students in the program will attend academic seminars and complete a research project. The program began in 1989, and more than 600 students from PASSHE universities have since participated.
Many have worked with state agencies, offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general, according to a PASSHE press release.