Student Programs

Maine Government Summer Internship Program

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is a full-time, 12 week, paid work experience in state and municipal governments. The program provides students an opportunity to both contribute to and learn from Maine government. Positions are available in Augusta, Bangor, Bethel, Bridgton, Bowdoinham, Dover-Foxcroft, Gray, Hallowell, Kennebunkport, Norway, Portland, Saco, Sanford, South Portland, Union, Vassalboro, and other locations. The application deadline for 2019 will be March 1.

Maine NEW Leadership

Maine NEW Leadership is an intensive six-day, non-partisan public leadership education program provided at no cost to college undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds, ages, races, and majors throughout Maine.  The program is typically held during one week at the beginning of June at the University of Maine in Orono.  Application deadline is February 1, 2018.

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to UMaine undergraduates to work with faculty advisors and Center staff to conduct policy-relevant independent research. Application deadline is April 6, 2018, for the following academic year.

Maine Policy Scholars Program

The Maine Policy Scholars program is an academic year program in which one student from each of the seven University of Maine campuses, working closely with a faculty advisor and a community mentor, researches an issue of public policy relevance to Maine and presents a final report in a memo to the governor or legislature.

Margaret Chase Smith Library Research Scholarships

Scholarships will support up to two UMaine undergraduate or graduate students to use the archival or museum collections of the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine.  Application materials and inquiries should be directed to Peggy McKee, 581-1644.