Summer Internships Underway in Maine Government

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is underway with a total of 56 interns placed in Maine state and municipal governments. Of these, 42 students are placed in state jobs in Augusta and Portland, and 14 are in municipalities ranging from Portland to Saco to Rumford. The jobs range from engineering to communications to planning and research. Internships began on May 29 and will run 12 weeks.

Each intern is placed is a host agency or department and assigned to multiple projects with a direct supervisor. The host supervisors and departments benefit from the skills, enthusiasm and fresh approach of the student interns, while the students benefit from the professional work experience and insight into the functions of state and municipal governments.

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has announced the 9 student interns who will be working for the summer at the Maine DOE headquarters in Augusta. The Education interns (pictured) are Adam Barre, Trevor Burns, Matt Bourque, Lauren Porter, Adam Bovie, Tyler Rollins, Erica Hathaway, Morgan Rush, and Renée Roundy. They are helping the department with developing data standards, geo-mapping data, professional development programs, media production, website content development, and analysis of school funding.

For more on these interns, please see the Maine DOE Newsroom article at

Each year, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center places student interns in meaningful positions like these, and we are pleased to help motivated Maine college students work in a place like the Maine DOE.