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Summer internships are in full swing

The 2020 Maine Government Summer Internship Program welcomed 41 students placed in Maine state, municipal, and county government. The program offers full-time, 12-week work experience to student residents of Maine and those attending Maine colleges. The summer program is a unique opportunity for talented college students to work within Maine government. This year, 30 interns […]

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Using Mathematics to Understand Maine’s Opioid Epidemic

Cole Butler, a mathematics major at the University of Maine, is working alongside Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Faculty Fellow Dr. Peter Stechlinski to develop a mathematical model for understanding the opioid crisis in the state of Maine. Butler, who received a Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs scholarship from the Center, contends that the opioid […]

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UMS Student Scholars Present on Pressing Policy Issues in Maine

Friday, November 8, the Maine Policy Scholars program held its final presentations for scholarship recipients. Four students from across the University of Maine System presented their research to four panelists, their friends and family, and the broader University of Maine System community. Hon. Libby Mitchell, Kennebec County Judge of Probate, former Maine Speaker of the […]

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Now Accepting Applications for the Maine Policy Scholars Program

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is now accepting applications for the Maine Policy Scholars Program. This is a competitive scholarship program for students from all seven UMS campuses to carry out year-long research projects on topics relevant to the state of Maine. Policy Scholars are supported by a $1,500 scholarship from the Maine Community […]

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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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63 Students Interning in Maine Government This Summer

This year, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center placed a record number of 63 interns in Maine state, municipal, and county governments through the Maine Government Summer Internship Program. 45 interns work in state agencies, while 18 serve in municipal and county government offices. These internships are paid, full-time, 12-week positions. The internship program benefits a wide-range of Maine […]

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Undergraduate Student and Faculty Present Margaret Chase Smith Research in Alaska

Undergraduate student Makenzie Baber (3rd Year Business Management and Honors College) along with three faculty members, Amy Blackstone (Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Department of Sociology), Rachel Snell (Lecturer in the Honors College), and Amber Tierney (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology) presented their research from the Margaret Chase […]

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Maine Policy Scholars begin their research

Six University of Maine System students are participating in the Maine Policy Scholars Program for 2019. The students from USM, UMF, UMM, UMPI, UMA, and UMaine have started their research projects on a policy topic of their own choosing that is relevant to Maine. These topics include first-generation college students, resources for victims of human […]

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Research Scholarship Opportunity

Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship An academic-year scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $3500 to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is noon on Monday, April 15, 2019. Eligibility criteria: • Be a Maine […]

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Women of Power Reception for Maine NEW Leadership a Success

The 2nd annual Women of Power Reception to benefit Maine NEW Leadership was held in Augusta on February 12. More than 100 guests were welcomed to the Senator Inn and Spa to celebrate Maine women leaders and their accomplishments, with proceeds going to benefit Maine NEW Leadership, an annual undergraduate student leadership training program held […]

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