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Are you interested in learning about enterprise level Database Administration? The Enterprise Technology Services office is seeking a motivated Database Intern interested in gaining experience with Database Administration functions and working within the Commonwealth system. This Internship will give you first-hand experience on the day-to-day workings within a large team of professional Database Administrators supporting the Departments of Health and Human Services as well as serving all Pennsylvanians!



As a Database Intern, you will have the opportunity to rotate through all aspects the Database Team supports including Oracle, MSQQL, Unisys Mainframe, Azure Cloud, and Data Administration. You will be introduced to SQL Scripting to access various objects, data, and data dictionary tables. In this role, you will discover the importance of database backups, patching, and monitoring tools to ensure databases are always available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.

When you become part of our dynamic team of professionals, you will have the opportunity to explore the day-to-day functions of a Database Administrator!


Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment, July 2024 through December 2024.
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.





Internship Requirements:

  • Undergraduates must be in junior or senior year status in technology, computer science, information systems, project management, or a related field; or
  • Completion of a graduate program or higher at any level in technology, computer science, information systems, project management, or a related field; or
  • A recent graduate from May 2024 in technology, computer science, information systems, project management, or a related field.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

  • The selected candidate for this position must undergo a fingerprint-based records check to be in compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).  

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.