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MU Student Interning at PA Dept. of State

Publish Date: 3/18/2009

March 18, 2009

MANSFIELD, PA— Mansfield University junior Amanda Chunko is one of 11 college students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Amanda ChunkoSemester (THIS) program for the spring semester.

The political science major is working in the Department of State of as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Chunko is a native of Drums, PA and a graduate of Hazleton Area High School. She is the daughter of Gerald and Marian Chunko.

THIS provides students with the opportunity to work in all area of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. Goodyear and the other students participating in the program attend several academic seminars during their internship semester. Each student will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

More than 400 students from PASSHE universities have participated in THIS since the program began in 1989, each gaining 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 Office of the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Office of the Attorney General.

With more than 112,500 students, PASSHE is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. The 14 PASSHE universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. More than 405,000 PASSHE alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

The state-owned universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania. PASSHE also operates branch campuses in Clearfield, Freeport, Oil City and Punxsutawney and several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

For more information on PASSHE, check online at

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