Internship Report available

The Internship Report for 2017 has been distributed to Maine legislators and is now available for download from this site. A highly successful summer for the program saw 39 interns placed in state, municipal and regional government offices. The wide variety of their internships included engineering, public relations, GIS, planning, law, communications, environmental sciences, and more. While interns had primary projects they were responsible for, they often did a range of jobs which allowed them to explore many facets of state and local agencies. As one intern noted, “I really liked that I was trusted to work independently on the projects that I undertook. I really feel like everything that I accomplished this summer was my own, as opposed to just assisting my supervisors on things that they would already have been doing without me.”

An internship in Maine government is rewarding not only for the professional experience, but also for the co-workers. A municipal intern observed, “The biggest thing I think I learned from this experience about city government in Maine is that people are working hard and are passionate about making their communities better places.”

Internships in 2017 were located in Augusta, Portland, Bangor, Hallowell, Kennebunkport, Saco, Union, Rockport, Presque Isle. Some jobs involved in-state travel. Applications for the 2018 summer will be available from this website during February with a March 1 deadline for both students and supervisors. Interested supervisors and students apply to the program and are then matched based on their skills and experience. For more information, see the Student Programs section of this website.