HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania college students interested in government may apply for summer internships offered through the James Finnegan Foundation, said state Rep. Chris Sainato of New Castle, D-9th.
The foundation offers 10-week paid summer internships with various agencies in Pennsylvania government.
"This internship offers college and university undergraduates the chance to experience state government directly from the agencies that help run it," Sainato said.
Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must be an undergraduate at a Pennsylvania college or university or a Pennsylvania resident attending school out-of-state, and be willing to relocate temporarily to Harrisburg for the summer.
Internships are awarded based on a student's application, including college transcript, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and an essay on a topic chosen by the foundation.
More information and applications are available online at http://members.aol.com/jafinnegan, by calling (610) 929-4582, or writing to William Baer, administrator, James A. Finnegan Foundation, 3600 Raymond St., Reading, Pa. 19605. The deadline is Feb. 2.
Formed in 1960, the James Finnegan Foundation was established to honor the memory of James A. Finnegan, who served as Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1955-1958.