A Successful Summer of Government Internships
Maine Governor Paul LePage recently congratulated the Maine government summer interns and their supervisors in a reception at the Blaine House. This year the Policy Center placed 56 interns in Maine state and municipal governments for 12-week internships. Forty-two students were in state agencies located in Augusta and Portland while 14 worked in municipalities statewide, from Portland to Saco to Rumford. Internships ranged from engineering to communications, finance, GIS and more.
Each intern was hosted by an agency or municipality and worked on multiple projects with a direct supervisor. The hosts 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.
Several of the 2018 interns have been featured in the news for their work.
- Mike Adams, UMS law student and intern in the Department of Consumer Credit Protection was interviewed on TV for his work on the State of Maine’s Financial Guide for Maine Veterans
- Patrick Groening, UMaine student and intern in the Town of Union, was featured here for his research on cemeteries:
- Lindsey Moran, UMaine graduate was a communications intern in the Maine Department of Labor was featured in this article:
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