Information About Internships | South Hills School of Business & Technology


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. The South Hills internship provides 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

Network Career Fair

Every spring since 1998, South Hills has held the Network Career Fair exclusively for our students to give them a chance to connect with dozens of local employers as the students seek the internships they need to graduate. As they distribute their resumes at this huge event, our students get a unique opportunity to network with the South Hills alumni who represent several of the local businesses in attendance. All currently enrolled South Hills students are welcome to attend the Network Career Fair.

PSU Days

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. The resulting collaboration, called PSU Days, is organized into two major events that occur on two separate days:

  • PSU Days – Part I is a guided bus tour of the PSU campus at University Park followed by presentations that teach our students how to apply for internships and jobs at Penn State.
  • PSU Days – Part II is a large internship fair featuring several Penn State departments that is hosted by South Hills exclusively for our students.

Employers: Looking for an intern from South Hills?

When our students embark on their internships, they're ambitious, talented, and ready to hit the ground running. If you're an employer who wants to become a South Hills Internship Site, fill out this form. Whether you work for a large corporation or run a local small business, our Career Services team will help you find the perfect South Hills intern for your company’s needs!

*Twelve weeks is the average length of time it takes for students to complete internships for most of the programs at South Hills. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students will complete a longer internship. Each South Hills student is assigned an advisor who will provide more specific information about that student's internship requirements.

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.