The APTA Harker Internship is an annual paid internship in Government Affairs for third year DPT students. The internship duration is approximately 6-8 weeks and provides experience in federal legislative advocacy, policy, and grassroots. One student is selected each calendar year.

The internship is named in memory of R. Charles “Charlie” Harker, who served as APTA’s Director of Government Affairs from 1982 until 1994. Harker was known as a fierce advocate and helped build the APTA government affairs department and PTPAC. The Harker Internship was created by the APTA Board of Directors in 1995 in his honor and is aimed at fostering the next generation of PT advocates. 

Additional information on the internship and how interested students can apply can be found online at: Harker Intern Posting