Peggy McKee – Reflections on the 2019 Maine Government Internship Program

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Peggy McKee – Reflections on the 2019 Maine Government Internship Program

“I am thrilled at how well-suited she was for the work we needed her to do, and her work ethic is exactly what we needed.” —Maine Government Summer Internship Program Supervisor After a successful summer internship season—the biggest I’ve seen yet—it’s nice to take a breath and reflect on the 2019 program. We were able to […]

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Aliya Uteuova – Maine NEWL Taught Me to Take Advantage of Opportunities

Aliya Uteuova a 3rd year political science and journalism student from Kazakstan attending the University of Maine describes the impact of Maine NEW Leadership. She learned about the variety of ways that women serve in politics and in political systems in the United States and discovered the role of women in Science, Engineering, Technology, and […]

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Arianna Castonguay – “I Learned Skills I Would Never Get Out of College!”

Arianna Castonguay a senior economics major at the University of Maine describes the skills that she learned while serving as an intern at the Maine Bureau of Consumer Protection. While there Arianna worked in the office taking phone calls from the public, working in the office, conducting field examinations, and co-authoring two booklets regarding financial […]

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Maine NEW Leadership – “I went from I can’t to of course I can”

Maine NEW Leadership, developed to address the under-representation of women in politics, is designed to educate and empower young leaders by giving them the skills necessary to become the next generation of effective civic and political leaders.  The program includes presentations from politically active women throughout Maine, a visit with women legislators and policy advocates […]

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Madison Waterman – The Fight For Madam President

Madison Waterman, a Maine senior Political Science and Spanish double major received the MCS Library Research Scholarship in 2017. Her research project for her senior Political Science capstone examined the perceptions of women as candidates for national office. Madison examined Senator Smith’s archives related to her nomination as a candidate and her subsequent presidential campaign. […]

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Claire Reid – Toxicology and Outreach Assistant

My name is Claire Reid and I attend the University of Notre Dame as a Political Science and Economics double major.  Over the summer, I worked as the Toxicology and Outreach Assistant for the Board of Pesticides Control. The BPC is housed under the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and is tasked with regulating […]

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63 Full-Time Interns Successfully Complete 12-Week Government Internships

The Maine Summer Government Internship Benefits a Variety of Maine Communities Maine State Treasurer Henry Beck and Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey recently congratulated the 2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program participants and their supervisors in a reception at The Blaine House. This year, the MCS Policy Center placed 63 interns in Maine state, county, […]

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