LeadingAge PA is committed to promoting senior services as a rewarding and fulfilling career and to helping our members attract quality staff. As part of our continued efforts in support of our workforce development initiatives, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Paid College Internship Program.

This program offers an opportunity for college students to experience a paid internship at chosen member organizations for a period of eight to ten weeks. These members receive from LeadingAge PA a $6,000 scholarship that supplements the expenses related to employing the college interns during the summer of 2019. 

This year's recipients are:

  • Bradford Ecumenical Home, Inc. - Finance/Accounting
  • Phoebe Ministries - Music
  • Presbyterian SeniorCare - Communications
  • Simpson Senior Services - Social Work

Since its inception, LeadingAge PA's Paid Internship program has provided 12 college students with the opportunity to work at one of our member communities to gain exposure to, and an understanding of, the career possibilities in aging services. To date, one-fourth of the former interns are now pursing careers in long-term care.