Kyron Banks completes one of three internships while student at Penn State

When most undergraduate students are waking up for class or catching up on sleep, Kyron Banks is already working in his office at his full-time internship with the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP),  as a government relations intern. Kyron is a senior graduating in May from Penn State Harrisburg.

Before Kyron was reassigned to Penn State Harrisburg, he was a student at Penn State Schuylkill (FA2010 to FA2011.)  During Kyron's time at Penn State Schuylkill he participated in the Quiet Storm Team, Faith Alive and served as an academic tutor.  He participated in the first annual Student Highlight Luncheon, where he was paired with Christine Verdier, chief of staff for Pennsylvania State Senator David Argall. Verdier arranged for Kyron to obtain an internship in Senator Argall's office in Harrisburg, Pa.

After the internship with Senator Argall's office, Kyron was one of only five accepted into the Legislative Fellowship Program and was placed with Pennsylvania House Democratic Whip Mike Hanna.

The fellowship provided a great opportunity in state government and as a final project, Kyron drafted and presented legislation that he researched.  Kyron's legislation was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as House Bill 548.

As Kyron prepares for graduation, he hopes to obtain a fellowship in Illinois. He credits his attendance at the Student Highlight Luncheon, an annual event which matches a select number of students with community leaders, for getting him started on what turned out to be a remarkable student internship experience.

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Last Updated April 02, 2013