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Internship Guide

Information for all stages of the Internship process: before, during, and after

What is an Internship?

An internship is an on-the-job educational experience, a hands-on opportunity for students to take the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and apply them to the working environment.  Ideally, an internship will allow students to experience working in a job environment similar to what they will pursue as employment after graduation.


The College requires undergraduate students to complete a culminating learning experience in the form of an Internship or Capstone.  (See the Capstone Guide for detailed information.)

Although there are many steps that must be followed for a successful outcome to the internship experience at Central Penn, there is help available at every stage in the process.  Please see the video below for an introduction to the internship, and visit the different pages in this guide for assistance before, during, and after your internship.


For specific questions and assistance, please contact Central Penn's Internship Coordinator, Kristin Fike: 717-728-2213,, Career Resource Center in Bollinger Hall, Room 53 (Summerdale).

HOWEVER--If you are in Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assistant, or Physical Therapist Assistant, those programs each have their own fieldwork/internship requirements and guidelines.  Please talk to your program's fieldwork/internship coordinator, listed below.

Program Fieldwork Coordinator Contact Information
Medical Assisting Nikki Marhefka, 717-728-2216
Occupational Therapy Assistant Kaitlyn Stetts, 717-728-2215
Physical Therapist Assistant - Summerdale Matthew O'Brien, 717-728-2307
Physical Therapist Assistant - Lancaster Stephen Campbell, 717-728-2457