State Agency Information & Application

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Program Dates

Tstate capitol photohe 2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program runs May 28 through August 16 for a total of 12 weeks.  The Program begins with an orientation in Augusta and includes a mid-summer educational component which requires that interns attend a seminar in Augusta. The Program will conclude with a reception on the last day of the internship during which interns will be awarded a certificate of completion by the Governor or his designee.

Interns are not eligible for holiday pay for Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) or Independence Day (July 4).  In the alternative, and to the extent scheduling and work requirements allow, the employing agency should allow interns to work extra hours to make up for lost hours as the result of an absence or an unpaid holiday.  Arrangements must be made directly with the intern’s supervisor to make up those hours.  


All interns will receive $12.00 per hour, funded by the state agency (maximum 480 paid hours for the 12 weeks).  Withholdings will include: federal and state taxes (approx. 25%); 7.65% contribution to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (partially refundable at end of Internship Program); and Medicare cost of 1.45%.  Interns are considered temporary, unclassified employees of the State of Maine and are not paid for holidays or other non-work time.  In addition to wages and benefits, participating agencies pay a fee of $250 per intern to the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center to defray a portion of the Center’s administrative costs.

The Bureau of Human Resources will provide agencies with policies and procedures (see below) for implementation of the Program. Questions concerning these policies and procedures should be directed to your HR Director or to Jessica Crosby, Director of Talent Management, State of Maine Bureau of Human Resources, 207.624.7775.

For Supervisors: 


Closing Reception at the Blaine House
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2018 Summer Interns at the Blaine House reception with the Governor
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City of Saco interns
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2018 DVEM intern at the job site
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Agriculture outreach intern
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Municipal interns and supervisors with Gov. LePage
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Cemetery mapping project
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DEP intern and supervisors
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Department of Labor intern and supervisor with governor
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Forestry interns on the job
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2018 Department of Education interns
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2018 Forest Service interns
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Recognition Ceremony
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DEP intern and supervisors
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PFR intern presents his work on WABI
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Energy intern
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Summer field work
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Workers Compensation Bureau interns and supervisor with the governor
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BCCP intern presents his work at Sen. Collins’ office
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Peggy McKee, Program CoordinatorInternship Program logo
Phone: 207.581.1644