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Washington Semester Student Blog

See the blog of a current Temple student in the Washington Semester program.  This opportunity is available to all Temple students regardless of major, and is offered fall, spring, and summer semesters. read more →

10 Feb 2014

IPA Politics and Public Policy Internships Info Session

Learn about the opportunities for internships in politics and public policy through the Institute for Public Affairs’ programs in Washington, DC and Harrisburg, PA–October 29, 2013 from 12 to 2 pm in 821 Anderson Hall.  Lunch will be provided and students are welcome to stop by at any time. read more →

17 Oct 2013

Upcoming Internship Deadlines

The application deadline for priority consideration for The Washington Semester is October 9.  For the PA Capital Semester, it’s November 15. read more →

07 Oct 2013

PA Capital Semester Early Deadline

The application for early admission into the spring 2014 PA Capital Semester is quickly approaching on September 25.  This deadline coincides with the state deadline for the Bipartisan Management Committee (BMC) Fellowship which provides $1500 every four weeks to students accepted into the fellowship program.  Temple students are selected on a competitive basis for application.. read more →

CORP Commentary: How to Fund Schools and Public Pensions

Review CORP’s latest commentary on the school funding and pension crisis facing Philadelphia.  The statement,“How to Fund Schools and Public Pensions: A Path for Philadelphia, a Model for the State?” is now available here and under CORP’s publications. read more →

22 Aug 2013

Update on PA Capital Semester Alums

Our PA Capital Semester students are an impressive group.  Read about what the program has done for some of our students. read more →

Temple Center on Regional Politics and The Pew Charitable Trusts to hold Philadelphia Tax Symposium May 3

The event will feature tax-policy experts, business and community leaders, government officials, and a group of bi-partisan city and state elected officials. A first panel discussion, moderated by Steve Highsmith, host of NBC 10’s weekly program, NBC10 @Issue, will focus on Philadelphia’s tax structure, tax policy, and various ideas for changing them. The second panel discussion,.. read more →

29 Apr 2013

The Center on Regional Politics publishes an issue memo on funding public pensions

The Center on Regional Politics, housed within Temple’s Institute for Public Affairs, recently published an issue memo on funding public pensions with particular attention to the problems facing Pennsylvania and the region. read more →

16 Oct 2012

Student Spotlight: Sean Rossman

Sean Rossman, a journalism and political science major in the Pennsylvania Capital Semester program, was determined to find an internship where he could learn every detail of the ins and outs of state government. Through an internship with Pennsylvania Legislative Services, he is doing just that. After just one week on the job, Sean had.. read more →

Fall 2012 Capital Semester Kick-off

The class of 2012 enjoyed two nights of orientation at the Capitol and at Temple University Harrisburg for the first two classes.  Pictured above are students and staff of the program. View past photos. In the Temple Review: A Capital Idea In the Temple News: A capital idea: New internship program connects Temple, Harrisburg read more →