Summer Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of The President
Office of Planning and Assessment


Penn State is seeking motivated students for paid summer internships to assist strategic communications offices across the University to tell stories related to our Strategic Plan ( Students with strong writing, video production, and multimedia skills are encouraged to apply. Students in all majors at all campuses are eligible for the program. We are seeking talented students to help us tell the story of our amazing people and world-class programs. We are seeking special students – detailed-oriented self-starters who are able to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects at once and work in a team environment. Selected students would work closely with full-time Penn State administrators, faculty, and staff in colleges and at Commonwealth Campuses. Students will meet as a group each week with the supervising faculty member to share progress and, where appropriate, to coordinate collaborative efforts to produce multiplatform stories. (Students at campuses can participate via Zoom.) In addition to applying online, send the following to Daniel Newhart, (1) short statement of purpose in applying (100 words or less); (2) resume/CV; (3) names/contact information for two references; (4) non-fiction, short-form sample of writing, audio, video or photography produced from a “third-person” perspective. Participating students may, if allowed by their academic programs, apply for internship credit for this paid internship experience. Regardless if credit will be received, this internship will be paid at the rate of $11.00 per hour. This is a 10-week program for up to 32 hours per week. For all Penn State jobs, please note that a background check will be required for employment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088