Student Application

The on-line student application becomes available here on February 10, 2020. The deadline is March 1, 2020.

The complete application requires the online form, a cover letter, a resume, and an unofficial transcript. (Your cover letter is important. We encourage you to see your school’s career office if you need guidance writing your cover letter.)

The 2020 Maine Government Summer Internship Program will run May 26 through August 14 for a total of 12 weeks. Students are employed by state or municipal governments. Most interns will be placed in the Augusta area. Please carefully consider where you will be able to work for the summer. Municipal internship locations have also included Lincoln, Bethel, Bridgton, Bowdoinham, Caribou, Dover-Foxcroft, Gray, Hallowell, Kennebunkport, Portland, Saco, South Portland, Union, and others. Students interested in locations outside of Augusta should mention this preference in their cover letter.

2019 Department of Education interns
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2018 DVEM intern at the job site
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Interns and supervisors at the Blaine House ceremony
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Mari Smith, Social Media and Graphic Design Intern for the Bureau of HR

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GIS Intern At Work on Mapping

GIS Intern for Gardiner Public Works

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City of Saco interns
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PFR intern presents his work on WABI
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Agriculture outreach intern
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Forestry interns on the job
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Interns Interacting

Interns enjoying their time spent sharing experiences with each other.

Interns Interacting
Media Intern
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Summer field work
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Energy intern
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For More InformationInternship Program logo
Peggy McKee, Program Director
Phone: 207.581.1644

The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, 581.1226.