Lincoln Edwards

Lincoln Edwards and Edward Schick, both seniors from Millersville University, are taking part in a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. They are two of the 12 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester’s worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.

Edwards is working for the Office of Health Equity in the state Department of Health as part of his internship. He is a geography and government dual major at Millersville and the son of Charmaine Edwards and a 2015 graduate of Upper Darby High School. He and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program’s requirements.

Edward Schick

Schick is working for the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of the program. Schick is a geography major, with a natural hazards and emergency management minor. He is the son of Mary and David Schick and a 2015 graduate of Penn Manor High School.

More than 600 students from the State System 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 offices of the governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the attorney general.

State System students interested in participating in THIS in a future semester may obtain information on the program by contacting their individual campus coordinator or their university’s cooperative or internship office, or by calling the Dixon University Center at (717) 720-4089. More information on the program also is available at:


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