Intern to Hire Program Provides Fast Track to State Jobs | Education

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office has launched a new program to connect college students with internships and jobs.

“Intern to Hire” is a program designed to provide university students with paid internship opportunities leading to full-time employment with the Department of the Auditor General upon graduation.

To participate, students must be enrolled at an accredited college or university as full-time undergraduates and enrolled in a stated bachelor’s degree program with a focus in accounting, information technology, or another field related. Students must have completed at least 60 university credits.

“This new program is an exciting step in the right direction for our young talent to live and work in Pennsylvania after graduating from college,” Auditor General DeFoor said. “We provide students with real-world experiences and paychecks that will lead directly to a rewarding career with our department. When they put on their caps and gowns at graduation, they’ll know their future is secure with great work, great benefits, and the opportunity to make Pennsylvania stronger.

After being accepted as an intern, students must complete 900 hours of work during the school year or within three months of graduation in order to qualify for full-time employment. Hours can be earned over two years, part-time during the school year or during holidays. The student must also receive satisfactory marks in their final employee performance evaluation, earn a bachelor’s degree including 12 credits in accounting or computer science, and meet Pennsylvania residency requirements for employment.

Over the past year, the Auditor General has visited PASSHE universities across the state to recruit students for vacancies and internships. More than half of the department’s interns from 2021 to 2022 are from a PASSHE university.

“The state system is proud to work with the Auditor General to open doors of opportunity for our students and provide the talent pool Pennsylvania needs,” said PASSHE Chancellor Dr. Dan Greenstein. “This is another example of the state system partnering with the public and private sectors to strengthen the workforce and ensure our students get the education and short-term job training needed for future careers. high demand jobs.

The Auditor General hosted the three campuses of Commonwealth University (formerly Mansfield, Bloomsburg and Lock Haven Universities), Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, University of Shippensburg, Slippery Rock University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and PennWest California. He had also visited all state-related schools, including Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University and Lincoln University. He plans to visit East Stroudsburg University, Kutztown University, PennWest Edinboro and PennWest Clarion later this fall.

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