The Pennsylvania Family Institute is actively recruiting college student interns for Summer 2016 in our downtown Harrisburg offices, two blocks from the state capitol.

The program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in nonprofit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Interns will become familiar with the intricacies of the Pennsylvania legislative process and the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies by working side-by-side with PFI’s policy staff. These internships are paid.

  • Experience some of the legislative process as we work with the state legislature to promote family-friendly policy.
  • Assist with development of 2016 Voter’s Guide and other election related projects – follow-up phone calls with candidates, candidate research, and other data collection.
  • Develop web content, perform research, and help with grassroots mobilization for various projects.
  • Preparation and staffing for the City on the Hill Youth Leadership Conference – July 24-30, 2016.


Interested students should forward a resume and pre-interview letter, or direct questions to Emily Kreps, Intern Coordinator


Fax: (717) 545-8107

Phone (717) 545-0600

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Pennsylvania Family Institute is a non-profit research and education organization that focuses on cultural trends and public policies that impact families. Founded in 1989, its mission is to strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles essential for the well being of society. PFI is associated nationally with Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, but is governed and supported by individuals and businesses across Pennsylvania.