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Penn’s Northeast Internships Completed


Penn’s Northeast recently worked with The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and utilized the Small Business Internship Initiative to help advertise their marketing internship to SBDC’s 11 area colleges and universities career development partners.


Morgan Malia, a recent business graduate of Keystone College and Kelly Lappin, a communications student at The University of Scranton, recently completed internships at Penn’s Northeast, northeastern Pennsylvania’s regional economic development agency, located in Pittston.


Morgan Malia and Rachel Antosh Hawk on a tour of Yuengling Brewery located in Pottsville, PA.

“The Small Business Internship Initiative offered free guidance that helped us in marketing our internship to hundreds of potential applicants.”


“We couldn’t have had the outcome of so many talented individuals apply for the position if it weren’t for SBDC’s help. This clearly explains why we brought on two interns, instead of one!”


- Rachel Antosh Hawk, Marketing Director of Penn’s Northeast


Morgan Malia has since been hired part-time at Penn’s Northeast as a marketing coordinator and Kelly Lappin is now interning at AARP in New York City for the summer before her return back to the U of S to finish her senior year.


The Small Business Internship Initiative is a collaborative program created to help small businesses learn about, attract, and host high-value internships, connecting area small businesses and college students. 

Condron Media recently developed an easy-to-use portal to showcase available internship opportunities and allow students to register and apply.


Students are presented with an interface that allows visual indication of application status, and can quickly upload a cover letter and resume from a computer or mobile device. SBII staff can create full rich-text opportunity listings, with an available PDF export for printable display materials.


The web app is designed to be fully responsive with scalable infrastructure that allows fast, real-time searches and reporting. A streamlined approach to data gives administrators all the information they need without “data overload,” while flexible application design will facilitate improvements and additions in the future.

Internship opportunities are shared with Career Development partners at Clarks Summit University, Johnson College, Keystone College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Mansfield University, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State Worthington Scranton and The University of Scranton.


For more information on the initiative or to view available internships, visit


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