Clarion student attends the Harrisburg internship

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]CLARION, Pa. – A Clarion University student is working for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, for a 15-week internship.
Kara Adams, a senior history and molecular biology major and literature minor is participating in The Harrisburg Internship Program, as a result of being a student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education institutions.
Adams is one of 14 students participating in THIS and is not the first from Clarion University to take part. John Owens, a finance and economics major worked for the Senate Minority Research Office previously.
She will gain credits for her internship for the full semester and speaks highly of the experience, “It is a great experience; I have already learned many useful skills and met many professionals in my field, and would very much recommend this internship to any students who are interested. As my career goals after graduate school ultimately lie in museum curation and particularly collection digitization, working with the BHP, especially in the CRGIS office, is certainly an important development in my career path, and I am sure I will frequently utilize the skills this internship will provide me with in the future,” Adams said.
Adams must fulfill certain requirements for the internship, including academic seminars and an individual research project. She spoke of the process in getting to the placement, “I was notified last February by Clarion University’s history department that I had been selected as an eligible candidate for the Harrisburg Internship Semester; after submitting my resume, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation, I was notified in March that I had been selected to be Clarion’s THIS intern for spring 2014, and was placed with the Bureau for Historic Preservation in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “I have been working in the Cultural Resources Geographical Information System office, aiding them in improving their geographical database’s integration with the State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Archaeological Division’s artifact information database.”
THIS began in 1989 and since then has grown in size, allowing 500 students to work for state government, even at policy-making levels.
Anyone wishing to find out more about THIS and PASSHE, or looking to apply, can visit www.passhe.edu/this.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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