Senator Ryan Aument’s Internship Program


The Senate of Pennsylvania internship program is designed to give college students an opportunity to understand how the state legislature operates and to learn hands-on how to serve a constituency. Interns will shadow the Senator in Harrisburg and the district, work with staff on special projects, and tour the Capitol, among other opportunities.

Interns can acquire academic credit while they apply the information and concepts taught in the classroom. However, an internship for academic credit is not a requirement for this opportunity.

Interested High School senior class students are encouraged to complete an application prior to entering their first semester of college. College students may apply any semester. All resumes will be kept on file for one full year.

Internship Program and Procedure:

  • Interns may not work more than 29 hours a week over a 90-day calendar.
  • Interns are paid $14.00 an hour.
  • Interns must complete an online application and await call for interview.
  • Interns must be at least 18 years of age AND attending an institution of higher education.

Post interview steps include:

  • Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check
  • Complete Personal Data Sheet
  • Review and sign Senate Rules of Ethical Conduct
  • Review and sign Workplace Harassment Form
  • Review and sign Senate Computer Use Policy

This program is an excellent opportunity for any aspiring academic or public servant. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Sollenberger at

Any interested high school student who is not yet eligible for an internship but still wants to learn more about the Pennsylvania Senate may contact Megan Cray at to inquire about Shadow Opportunities. A Shadow Opportunity is a one-day experience that can include observing Senate committee meetings, sitting in on legislative meetings with the Senator and / or staff, touring the State Capitol, and more.

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