Student Internship Application
Click here to apply for summer internships in 2023.
Application Deadline Extended
(Review begins March 1 and continues until all positions are filled.)
After submission you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not, your application may not have been received. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure.
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 want guidance writing your cover letter or resume. (See also these UMaine resources on cover letters and resumes.)
The 2023 Maine Government Summer Internship Program will run May 30 through August 18 for a total of 12 weeks, during which time students are employed full-time by the hosting state or municipal/county governments.
Most interns will be placed in the Augusta area. Please carefully consider where you will be able to work for the summer. Potential and past municipal internship locations include Lincoln, Bethel, Bridgton, Bowdoinham, Caribou, Dover-Foxcroft, Gray, Hallowell, Kennebunkport, Portland, Saco, South Portland, South Thomaston, Rockport, Union, Vassalboro and others. Students interested in locations outside of Augusta should mention this preference in their cover letter.
Applicants currently must either be enrolled in a Maine college or be a Maine resident enrolled in college elsewhere. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of two years of college by the start of the internship. Students currently graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs also are eligible. While students who previously have participated as interns in this program may apply again, applicants who have not previously participated will be given preference.
- FAQs from students
- A sampling of past internships
- 2022 Internship Annual Report
- UMaine Internship Guide (pdf) for students and employers
- For University of Maine System students, learn about earning micro-credentials
- We are a UMaine Flagship Internship Program
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.
Katie Tims – 2021 Graduate of UMaine and Summer Government Intern with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Meet one of our Maine government summer interns
Featuring interns: Nathan McIvor and Anthony Inhorn at Volunteer Maine
Featuring Interns: Kaia Williams at the ME Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Featuring municipal government interns
Featuring summer interns: Sam Wood at Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services