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Maine Government Summer Internship Program

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is a full-time, 12 week, paid work experience. The Program combines summer work experience with an educational program designed to provide students an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine government. Most positions are in state government agencies in Augusta. This year local government internships are also offered.  Applications are accepted online in March each year.

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarships

The Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship was established in 1991 in the University of Maine Foundation with gifts from Harold Alfond to the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation in Skowhegan, Maine. Scholarships are awarded to UMaine undergraduates to work with faculty advisors and Center staff  to conduct policy-relevant  independent research. Applications are accepted each April.

Maine NEW Leadership

Maine NEW Leadership is an intensive six-day, non-partisan public leadership education program provided at no cost to college undergraduate women from a variety of backgrounds, ages, races, and majors throughout Maine.  The Institute is typically held during one week at the beginning of June at the University of Maine in Orono.  Applications are accepted in March.