Summer Interns Add Value to Municipal Governments

An article by Stephanie Bouchard in the April Maine Townsman highlights the important role summer interns can play in Maine municipal governments. Many municipal officials see internships as a way to educate and inform the next generation of workers as to the value of their work,  while making an investment in their town’s future. Student interns gain valuable professional experience and a window into a type of career that few students get to experience. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center administers the Maine Government Summer Internship Program, which places college students in summer government internships. Since 1967 these have been internships in state government, but over the past few years the program has expanded into municipal governments. This summer there will be five interns in the program who will be placed in municipal positions, out of 37 total. Each year as the program becomes better known it is able to offer a few more municipal internships.

Read the Maine Townsman article here: “Summer interns can fill important roles, now and into the future.”

Visit the internship section of our website for more information on the Maine Government Summer Internship Program.