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Commonwealth Public Service Intern

The Commonwealth Public Service Intern (CPSI) program provides a pathway for college students into commonwealth employment.

Individuals who successfully complete a six month internship and graduate with a bachelor’s degree are promoted into a full-time trainee or working level job title in a variety of occupations.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student in an accredited college/university in a declared bachelor’s degree program
  • Successful completion of at least 30 college credits at time of application
  • Anticipated successful completion of at least 60 college credits at the time of hire
  • Meets PA residency requirements for civil service employment  

SCHEDULE

Internship opportunities are available starting in the summer, fall and spring. The timeline for summer 2016 internships is below.

  • Jan. 20, 2016: Intern Training plans (see completed example) are due to Shelly Forte in the Office of Administration.
  • Jan. 29, 2016: Deadline for student applications
  • Feb. 22, 2016: Agencies request civil service lists using the SCSC 90 and listing the desired majors in the remarks section of the form.
  • Feb. 25, 2016: Agencies begin to survey the candidates within five days via email or phone and schedule interviews.
  • Early March: Agencies make final selections. 

application

Students apply through the State Civil Service Commission’s website under Job Seekers > Open Test Announcements > Internships and Summer Employment > Students apply through the State Civil Service Commission’s website under Job Seekers > Open Test Announcements > Internships and Summer Employment > Commonwealth Public Service Intern.
 

CONTACT US

Shelly Forte of the Office of Administration is available to assist with questions about the CPSI and can be contacted at 717.783.2224 or micforte@pa.gov.