All South Hills students complete a 12-week long internship before graduation, working alongside seasoned professionals in the “real world” environment of their chosen fields. Your South Hills internship will provide irreplaceable experience and knowledge, along with valuable networking connections. Often, internships even lead to immediate, full-time job offers. Scores of established, highly respected partner organizations serve as our internship sites including but not limited to:
- Abuse Network
- Affinity Connection
- Avail Technologies, Inc.
- Bellwood-Antis School District
- Blair County Chamber of Commerce
- Blair County Tax Collection Bureau
- Centre County Correctional Facility
- Child Advocates of Blair County
- Hershey Medical Center
- Impressions WHQ
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Lewistown Borough
- Mifflin County Courthouse
- Penn State University
- Shaner Corporation
- Shelter Services
- Stahl Sheaffer Engineering
- Videon Central
In 2000, an alliance between South Hills and the Pennsylvania State University was formed to give South Hills students the opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU, which subsequently helps the university find quality, well-trained employees for its administrative offices. Hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees of Penn State since the establishment of the SHSBT/PSU partnership.
- PSU Days – Part 1 is a guided bus tour of the PSU campus at University Park and presentations aimed at teaching students how to apply for internships and jobs at Penn State.
- PSU Days – Part 2 is an internship fair featuring several Penn State departments hosted by South Hills for our students.
Network Career Fair
In addition to PSU Days, South Hills holds two Network Career Fairs every spring to give students the chance to connect with dozens of local employers as they seek the internships they need to graduate. As you distribute your resumes, you will get a unique opportunity to network with the South Hills alumni who represent several of the local businesses in attendance. All students are welcome to attend one or both of our Network Career Fairs in State College and Altoona.