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Student Completes Virtual Internship With PFBC



Kelly Jedrzejewski, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Junior Matthew Bellia, an Environmental Resource Management major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, spent his summer completing a research-based internship with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


Bellia, of Beaver Falls, delved into a variety of research topics for the commission. The data he collected will be used by the commission to support research and improve the management of the commonwealth's fishery resources. Bellia, who is pursuing a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, also earned three credits for the virtual internship.


The novel coronavirus did change what Bellia's internship was supposed to look like; however, he said he was glad for the opportunity t