A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.
The role of The Institute is to provide students from our partner institutions with opportunities to work on real community projects that allow them to conduct applied research utilizing various methods. Students are exposed to community and business leaders and pressing issues impacting our region. For their work here, they receive academic credit from their institution as well as a stipend from The Institute.
Internship Opportunities at The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development
The Institute offers internships to students from our partner institutions, of any academic major. An internship will allow a student to participate in essential research, analysis, and dissemination.
Erin McCormick Research Assistant | email | 570.408.9850
Various ongoing projects at The Institute
The Institute offers internships to students from our partner institutions, of any academic major. An internship will allow a student to participate in essential research, analysis and dissemination. Student internship at The Institute will involve the student with a professional learning experience through active participation in the work world. By learning directly in a professional environment the student will be able to apply their classroom theoretical learning to everyday situations in the workplace. This applied learning will help to connect the student to real life opportunities, activities and challenges in the working world.
Students can work at either the Lackawanna County office on the University of Scranton's campus or the Luzerne County facility (85 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre).
Students are needed to conduct research, analysis and assist in the preparation of studies and reports published by The Institute. Special projects may develop during the course of the semester that will allow students to work in local government offices or other public agencies and business/civic organizations.Student Qualifications:
Students must be computer literate; have excellent research, written and verbal communication skills. Students must possess a GPA of 3.2 or higher and be entering or in their senior year of an undergraduate program or be a graduate student. Acceptance is based on a competitive process which includes an interview, reference, and writing sample.
Varies by Institution
Students will be eligible for a stipend (amounts vary based upon academic credits earned) upon successful completion of their project scope of work and after all requirements are met from their sponsoring institution.