Listed below are a few examples of internships students can experience while receiving their degree at ESU:

The Washington Center

Dr. Adams serves as liaison between East Stroudsburg University and the Washington Center, which provides an integrated academic and work experience to prepare students for lives of achievement and civic engagement.

Students who enroll spend an entire semester in Washington, D.C. working in an internship, taking classes, and participating in a scheduled program of activities.

This program is open to all majors during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Contact Dr. Adams for more information at

The Harrisburg Internship Semester

The Harrisburg Internship offers an exceptional opportunity for students in the SSHE System to spend one semester in their Junior or Senior Year actively involved in our state governing process. Some of our current interns are working in: the Office of the Budget, Commission on Women, Bureau of Consumer Protection, House Education Committee, Department of Mental Health, Department of Labor and Industry, Environmental Studies, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Other departments are available.

Capital Semester Internship Program

The Capital Semester Internship Program allows college junior, senior, and graduate students to apply their academic experiences and knowledge to the challenges of managing the business of government. During the internship, students gain valuable work experience, earn a salary, and receive academic credit toward their degree.

For more information contact the Human Resources Development Division at (717) 787-3813.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Legislative Office of Research Liaison Internship (LORL)

Student interns are employed on a full-time or part-time basis in the LORL office in an attempt to provide undergraduate or graduate students field-learning experiences for the integration of their classroom theory and practice.LORL is a legislative service agency involved in the political process, and as such, the employment of student interns is an outlet for student service that takes education beyond the classroom into the practitioner's world.

For more information contact:

Dr. Michael King
Executive Director, Legislative Office for Research Liaison
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
House Box 202218
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2218
(717) 783-3485

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Contact Us

Please contact the department of Political Science and Economics with any questions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall
(570) 422-3286
(570) 422-3937 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair
Samuel Quainoo
(570) 422-3275