Argall encourages students with interest in public service to apply for scholarship

HARRISBURG – College students who are interested in a career in public service can apply for the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation internship program through February 7, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

The internship program offers students a first-hand look at the inner workings of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government. Internships range from 8 to 10 weeks beginning in May.

Interns are compensated with a weekly salary by state agencies during their employment. In addition to the paid internship, students are awarded a $1,500 scholarship courtesy of the James A. Finnegan Foundation, as well as additional awards of up to $1,000.

Argall is a 1978 Finnegan intern and current volunteer on the foundation’s board of directors.

“For many students, this internship can serve as a staging ground for a long and productive career in law or public service,” Argall said. “It not only offers students a chance to learn more about the day-to-day operations of state agencies and the courts, but also an opportunity to network and interact with leaders in government and law.”

Students interested in applying must submit an application along with an essay by February 7.

Details about the program, including the application, are available at

The Foundation was established to honor the legacy of James A. Finnegan, who served as Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1955-1958.

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