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Faculty Fellows Program trains UMS faculty leaders

The Faculty Fellows Program has kicked off its fifth year of training, welcoming select faculty from UMS campuses who wish to develop their leadership and communication skills. Twenty six faculty members representing all seven campuses recently gathered at UMaine for leadership training and team building. Subsequent meetings will focus on helping faculty better communicate their […]

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Internship Report available

The 2018 Report of the Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now available and has been distributed to each member of the Maine Legislature. The program placed 57 students in 12-week paid summer internships in Maine state and municipal governments. A total of 215 students applied to the program. The 2019 Internship Program begins accepting […]

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Apply now for summer internships in Maine government

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2018. Positions will be available in town and city governments and in agencies of the Maine state government. Paid summer internships will run May 29 through August 17, for a total of 12 weeks, full time. To be eligible, students must be completing their second […]

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Celebrating Summer Interns

The final reception for the Maine Government Summer Interns was held at the Blaine House to recognize the contribution of the student interns and their supervisors to Maine state and local government. The internship program this year hosted 39 students for summer internships in locations throughout Maine. Interns were undergraduate, graduate and law students who […]

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Trostel’s study on retirement savings is cited by AARP

Professor Philip Trostel’s recent work on the benefits of saving for retirement has been cited by the Nevada AARP, illustrating that Nevada could save taxpayers $24,048,204 over the next 15 years by helping people save more of their own money for retirement. Read the article: New Study: Nevada Could Save Over $24 Million by Helping Workers Save […]

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Summer Interns Add Value to Municipal Governments

An article by Stephanie Bouchard in the April Maine Townsman highlights the important role summer interns can play in Maine municipal governments. Many municipal officials see internships as a way to educate and inform the next generation of workers as to the value of their work,  while making an investment in their town’s future. Student […]

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Summer intern’s work now offered as a free finance guide

State Offers New Consumer Booklet Free to Maine Residents: “On the Money – A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Finance” Maine’s Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection announces the release of a new consumer publication, “The Downeaster Common Sense Guide: On the Money – A Young Person’s Guide to Personal Finance.” The booklet is one of the […]

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Report from the Maine Government Summer Internship Program

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program placed 39 students in full-time internship positions with state, local, and regional agencies in Maine this past summer.  Student projects included communications, GIS, bridge engineering, transportation planning, city administration, education research and more. The report on this year’s program is now available. Supervisors praised the work of their interns […]

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Summer Government Interns Meet in the State House

This summer 39 student interns are serving in state, regional, and municipal government offices in Maine.  The interns recently convened in Augusta  to each discuss their summer internship position and tasks. Hosted in a wide range of government agencies and offices, the internships vary greatly in content, with topics ranging from communications, geographic information systems, and education policy to traffic design and wildlife monitoring.  The interns heard […]

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Summer Government Internships are Underway

Thirty-nine interns are taking part in the Maine Government Summer Internship Program this year. The internships are full-time for 12 weeks, with placements in ten different agencies of Maine state government and five municipal, regional, or quasi-governmental organizations. Internship topic areas range from engineering, environment, and GIS to public relations, education, law, and planning. The […]

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