The Public Service Summer Internship (PSSI) Program was created in 1994 as a response to an institutional belief that a true liberal education includes making meaningful contributions to one's community.
This nine-week paid summer internship program helps students secure full-time internships in Lancaster County in areas such as: economic development, education, law, social justice, human rights, public health, environmental conservation, the Arts and government.
Under the guidance of carefully selected mentors/supervisors, and with one day a week spent on campus with academic and administrative supervisors, interns learn invaluable leadership and work skills. In addition, interns study and discuss a wide range of issues and problems facing Lancaster County while developing skills and techniques to serve the community.
All applicants will be screened and selected by the Ware Institute through a very selective process. Once the eleven interns are selected for the program, they will receive a list of community partners interested in participating in the PSSI program and they will follow up with organizations to request interviews and facilitate an internship placement.