Real-World Experience

From developing a budget for an Atlantic City casino to conducting music therapy in Spain to learning the ropes at Disney, Susquehanna students spent their summer gaining real-world experience in the fields they are passionate about.

Summer internships help students gain valuable career experience that gives them the advantage over other candidates when applying for jobs. Learn more about internship opportunities by contacting the Career Development Center.


2022 Summer Internships

Pfizer Internship Combines Love of Science, People

Marketing major Katherine Fackler ’23 participated in a remote internship with Pfizer this summer, her fourth internship over the past four years. Fackler interned with Pfizer’s marketing and sales department, combining her love of science and people.

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Internship ‘Rocks’ for Finance Major

Finance major Hunter McDonald ’24 got a close-up look at how a casino operates through his internship with Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Sydney Salas '23

Science Major Lands Competitive NSF Internship

Anthropology and physics double major Sydney Salas ’23 spent her summer in a molecular biology and genetics lab at Cornell University through the National Science Foundation’s Research Opportunities for Undergraduates program.

History Major Interns with U.S. Army Museums

A history major with military aspirations, Preston Isom ’23 spent his summer interning in Oklahoma with the Fort Sill National Landmark and Museum and the U.S. Army Artillery Museum. Both are operated by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Owen Carey '25

If the World Is a Show, This Student Wants To Light It

Owen Carey ’25 spent his summer at the happiest place on earth — Disney World — and will stay through the fall for the Disney College Program — all with his eye on one day becoming a Disney Imagineer.

Grace Shelton '23

Student Teaches Immigrants To Write Their Own Stories

Creative writing major Grace Shelton ’23 has taken her craft to the next level by teaching nonfiction writing to older adults in Barcelona, many who have immigrated to Spain from Latin America.

Alayna Wenrich '25 at the Lewisburg Children's Museum

Service Program Leads to Internship — in Less Than a Year

During her first year at Susquehanna, Alayna Wenrich ’25 turned a service program opportunity into a summer internship at the Lewisburg Children’s Museum.

Literacy Fellow Finds Purpose in Teaching

Kathryn Olson ’23 interned with the Memphis Teacher Residency, where she took a holistic approach to her teaching, making her classroom a safe space for the children and offering a listening ear, extra help and emotional support.

John Yore '23

Music Crosses Language Barrier in Spain

John Yore ’23 discovers music is “a universal language” during a music therapy internship in Barcelona, Spain.


What did you learn?


Image of Conner Garrison '23 at his summer internship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Conner Garrison  ’23

Earth and Environmental Sciences 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

“Through the Army ROTC Program, cadets are provided with Army-related and non-Army summer internship opportunities across the country. I wanted to participate in this internship because it would allow me to get a perspective on what it’s like to work in the engineering field. During my time in their Kansas City District, I was exposed to the full scope of work the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers performs. The main focus of my internship was spending time out of the Corps’ levees office where they are currently working on a $500 million-plus project to raise over 17 miles of levees along the Kansas and Missouri rivers. I was able to go on site and see the construction occurring along the rivers in addition to tours of several dams. The main takeaway from the internship is that there is a lot more that goes into projects like those than most people realize. It definitely opened my eyes to engineering and now I understand what it takes to be a professional in that career field.”

Image of Peyton Curley '24 kayaking during her internship with Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper.

Peyton Curley ’24

Ecology 

Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper

“Through Susquehanna’s Freshwater Research Institute, I applied for an internship with the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper. Over the past two months, I got to be a team leader at our HERYN camp, compile a list of active watershed groups throughout the middle Susquehanna watershed, test water for a national PFAS study, and teach my own lesson about watersheds using the Enviroscape model. This internship helped me realize that I want to focus on environmental education. One huge way to make a difference and protect the earth and its resources is to teach children about them. I worked a lot with kids this summer, and I loved seeing how they began to understand the impact people have on the environment, rivers and waterways. The kids were genuinely interested and would ask, “What can I do to help?” I am glad that I got to have this experience and I hope it helps me with whatever I end up doing in my future.”

Adventurer Fights Fires in National Parks 

A biology and economics double major, Jacob Tomasulo ’23 landed an incredible summer internship fueled by danger and rewarded with adventure — and in the most picturesque backdrops of the country.

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Where can you intern?

Our students are landing internships all over the globe. This sampling of placements is based on information students provided to the Career Development Center.


Sigmund Weis School of Business

Accounting

  • Assured Partners, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Boyer & Ritter, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Buckno Lisicky & Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Deloitte, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ernst & Young, Iselin, New Jersey
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Newark, Delaware
  • KPMG, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • KPMG, New York, New York
  • KPMG, Richmond, Virginia
  • Office of Finance, Susquehanna University
  • Prudential Financial, Newark, New Jersey
  • PwC, Florham Park, New Jersey
  • RSM, Hartford, Connecticut

Business Data Science

  • 23 Realty Advisors, Vail, Colorado
  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania

Business Management

  • BAE Systems, London, England
  • Enterprise Holdings Inc., Media, Pennsylvania
  • Weed Man Lawncare, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Economics

  • CNH Industrial, New Holland, Pennsylvania

Economics

  • CNH Industrial, New Holland, Pennsylvania

Finance

  • Arconic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Berkshire Dairy, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
  • Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Doylestown Township, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • John Hancock, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jones Financial Group, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Pennian Bank, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
  • RKL Wealth Management, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • AI, Madrid, Spain
  • Sompo International, Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Starr Insurance Companies, New York, New York
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Luxury Brand Marketing and Management

  • American Red Cross, Fairfield, New Jersey
  • Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, Missouri
  • Cape Water Tours and Taxi, Lewes, DE
  • IMARIT, København, Denmark
  • MOT·TMA, Barcelona, Spain
  • QVC, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Management

  • 3outof5, Barcelona, Spain
  • Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • ExpeditionGeeks
  • IFSA Butler, Argentina
  • Hovnanian Companies, Matawan, New Jersey
  • Morris Elite Soccer Club, Madison, New Jersey
  • Sompo International, Conshohoken, Pennsylvania

Marketing

  • Construction Specialties, Inc., Muncy, Pennsylvania
  • KCF Technologies, State College, Pennsylvania
  • NBT Bank, Elmhurst, Pennsylvania
  • Pfizer, New York, New York
  • The Wendy’s Company, Dublin, Ohio
  • Webstaurant Store, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Biochemistry

  • Braun Medical, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Natural Sciences Center, Susquehanna University
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Biology

  • Brenntag, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Department of Biology, Susquehanna University
  • National Science Foundation, Ithaca, New York
  • Yosemite National Park, California

Biomedical Sciences

  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Computer Science

  • Microsoft, Redmond, Washington

Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • Middle Susquehanna River Keeper Association, Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Missouri
  • RETTEW, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Ecology

  • Isle La Motte Preservation Trust, Isle La Motte, Vermont
  • Freshwater Research Institute, Susquehanna University
  • U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Environmental Studies

  • Department of Political Science, Susquehanna University
  • Maryland Waterways Foundation, Essex, Maryland

International Studies

  • Department of Political Science, Susquehanna University
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, Washington, D.C.

Mathematics

  • Dawood Engineering, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Neurosciences

  • H&B Pharmacy, North Arlington, New Jersey
  • Institute of Neuroanatomy, Berlin, Germany

Physics

  • Department of Physics, Susquehanna University
  • U.S. Army, Oklahoma

Political Science

  • PA House of Representatives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Union County Public Defenders Office, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Psychology

  • Adaptimmund, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Benco Dental, Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Catalan Institute of Music Therapy, Barcelona, Spain
  • Danville State Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Department of Psychology, Susquehanna University
  • The Hershey Company, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Army, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

School of Humanities

Communications

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
  • The Altoona Curve, Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Cedar Fair, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • ESPN, Ithaca, New York
  • Gavin Evolving Influence, York, Pennsylvania
  • Johnson Center for Civic Engagement, Susquehanna University
  • Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Orion Strategies, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
  • PennDOT, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Phi Mu Delta National Fraternity, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Three Vines Inc.

Creative Writing

  • African American Policy Forum, New York, New York
  • Common Reading Program, Susquehanna University
  • FUSE National, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
  • Catnova, Barcelona, Spain

Early Childhood Education

  • La Casa De Los Ninos, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis, Tennessee

History

  • Department of History, Susquehanna University
  • Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Army, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

School of the Arts

Art History

  • Lewisburg Children’s Museum, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Theatre

  • Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
  • Walt Disney Company, Orlando, Florida