The Maine Government Summer Internship Program began its 2015 session on Tuesday, May 26. A group of 35 student interns will spend the summer working in professional internships within agencies of state government. The students’ majors range from political science and economics to engineering and environmental science. Most study at colleges and universities in Maine, while others are Maine residents studying out of state. Departments hosting interns include the following: Education; Labor; Transportation; Corrections; Administrative and Financial Services; Professional and Financial Regulation; Defense Veterans and Emergency Management, Maine State Library, Workers’ Compensation and others.
For many years this program has offered a unique opportunity for talented college students to work within Maine state government. Interns provide valuable assistance to state agencies while gaining practical and professional skills in their fields of study. Most interns are based in Augusta, while some travel to work in other parts of the state.
The program was established in 1967 by the 103rd Maine Legislature to attract and select college students with ambition and talent for temporary internships within Maine state government. A total of 1,712 students have participated in the program since it was established.
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