Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program for High School and College Students

Announcing: Temple University Offers 3 Hours of College Credit for Summer Internship Program!

2016-interns(May – August 2017)

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg  is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship program for college and high school students.  WACH is partnering with Temple University Harrisburg to offer college credit to interested students.  

Fees apply for a course offering 3 hours of college credit.  Contact for further information.

The Council provides a haven for students of all socio-economic backgrounds to expand their knowledge of political, economic and social developments around the world, as well as gain work experience in the non-profit sector.  Last summer, we hosted interns from throughout Central Pennsylvania, including high school and college students. Students engaged in teleconferences with people around the world, including in Egypt, Tunisia and Afghanistan.  They also organized the first International Young Leaders Conference that attracted students from throughout the region to the day-long event at Temple University Harrisburg. 

If you are interested in joining our Summer Internship Program this year, please fill out application form here.

Internship dates: May-August 2017

The Summer 2017 internship program will include following projects and components:

– Possible college credit through Temple University

– Great Decisions discussion club

– Weekly meetings/presentations with the international affairs experts

– Professional Development Seminars and Workshops

– Educational trips

– Involvement in all aspects of the Council’s everyday operation

– Organization of the Fourth Annual International Young Leaders Conference

Over the past several years our internship program has grown significantly. During previous summers, we’ve had dozens of interns from local high schools and colleges around the world. Students represented:

Harrisburg Academy (Cumberland County)

Cumberland Valley HS (Cumberland County)

Cedar Cliff High School (Cumberland County)

Elizabethtown College

Harrisburg Christian School (Dauphin County)

Hershey High School (Dauphin County)

Messiah College (Cumberland County)

HACC (Dauphin County)

Lebanon Valley College

Temple University Harrisburg (Dauphin County)

St. Andrews University (Scotland, UK)

Florida A & M

Students who participated in the internship program last summer said they gained a deeper knowledge of world history and current affairs. They said they were eager to travel to distant lands and to learn about different cultures.  Many also said they were more eager to learn foreign languages to help facilitate their understanding of different peoples and their cultures.  The summer internship program helped students to gain deeper understanding of world events as they researched and debated global developments, such as the unrest in Syria and Egypt; watched documentaries on important issues such as human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and wrote their own blogs to comment on global issues.

Application form for the 2017 Summer Internship can be found HERE.


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