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PA Capital Semester Interns Win Awards

PA Capital Semester students, Taylor Allen and Jordan Holycross, received the Perseverance Award and the Leadership Award, respectively at Temple University Harrisburg on April 17, 2018. L to R: Roy Wells, Taylor Allen, Jordan Holycross, and Mike Cassidy. Mike Cassidy and Taylor Allen. read more →

PA Capital Semester Student Successfully Defends Original Legislation

The PA Capital Semester‘s Madison Gray successfully defended her original legislation as part of the PA House Fellowship program. Her legislation amends the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, to provide for the prohibition of source of income discrimination; and directs the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study. You can watch here. Madison Gray.. read more →

Student Ideas Become Legislation in the PA Capital Semester

Follow this link to read about how the PA Capital Semester allows Temple students to experience drafting legislation that might become law through the eyes of Criminal Justice major, Kiryl Marchuk (CLA ’18). read more →

Former PA Capital Semester Interns – Where Are They Now?

Read the latest testimonial for the PA Capital Semester program from political science grad Mark Dinich, currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. read more →

PA Capital Semester Students Meet with Governor Wolf

A lucky four PA Capital Semester students met with Governor Tom Wolf in the Capitol Rotunda following the PA Its on Us press conference September 6. The PA Capital Semester  program affords students plenty of opportunities to meet state leaders in government, public affairs, and the media and experience lawmaking firsthand. read more →

PA Capital Semester: From Intern to Chief of Staff

Read the story of PA Capital Semester program alum, Tim Keller, now Chief of Staff to State Rep. Brian Sims.   read more →

A Harrisburg Internship Can Change Your Life

Read all about how the PA Capital Semester transforms students like Sociology major, Robyn Moore. read more →

Alumnus Profile – Damien Bower hired in Office of Governor Tom Wolf

Recent alum of the PA Capital Semester, and recent Temple political science grad, Damien Bower, was hired by the Office of Governor Tom Wolf before he even graduated. Read more about his story on our PA Capital Semester alumni profile page. read more →

PA Capital Semester Students Meet with Lt. Governor Stack

Students from the spring 2016 class of interns in the PA Capital Semester in Harrisburg were honored to meet with Lt. Governor Stack in his office at the Capitol. read more →

The PA Capital Semester

The Institute for Public Affairs’ PA Capital Semester provides college students from any institution the opportunity to explore government affairs, policy making, and implementation first-hand while earning full-time credits and staying on track to graduation. Watch a new video about the program: Find the 30-second version on the College of Liberal Arts YouTube channel here. read more →