Cox Encourages Students to Seek Summer Internship With Finnegan Foundation
Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) is urging students who are pursuing political science degrees or considering careers in government to consider the James A. Finnegan Foundation Internship program.
Any student attending an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania with one completed semester of study is eligible for the internship. Residents of Pennsylvania who are attending accredited out-of-state institutions can also apply. Applications are due by Feb. 2.
The internship places students in an executive agency in Harrisburg for a 10-week period where they can gain firsthand experience in public service. Students are compensated for their work.
Students are evaluated on a wide variety of characteristics including career interests, civic involvement and academic performance during the application process. Also, candidates are required to include an essay on a designated political science topic. This year’s essay is to focus on an issue increasingly popular among Pennsylvanians, the “modern era of reform” in state government.
Each spring, selected students are invited to a luncheon held in the State Dining Room of the Governor’s Residence where they receive cash awards and meet members of the governor’s staff to discuss their placements. Past guests at the luncheon have included the governor, the first lady and other members of the cabinet.  
For more information regarding the James A. Finnegan Foundation or an application, individuals can visit Cox’s Web site at and click on Finnegan Internship.
Rep. Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(610) 670-0139
(717) 772-2435
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