Are you a Student looking to take advantage of an Internship Opportunity for college credits?

The Maine Business School Internship Program is designed for students to get hands on, real world experience.  It is an important step into the professional world: where students can develop a network of contacts and gain in-depth experience that often yields a distinctive advantage on the job market.

What is an internship? An internship is a temporary position in which a student performs professional tasks according to their job description.   It is an opportunity for students to put their knowledge and skills to use in a real world setting and to develop professional relationships.

How can a student earn credits?  Students can earn credits if they have “free electives” available.  Depending on the hours worked, students can earn between 1-6 “free elective” credits for an internship.  In order to be eligible for an Internship, students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher, have junior/senior standing, and must not be on probation.

Our Internship Coordinator works closely with companies to establish relationships with the Maine Business School to create internship opportunities for our students, publicize current internship opportunities, oversee internships that are credit based, and conduct exit interviews with internship providers.

Maine Business School students looking to take advantage of the Internship Program should contact our Internship Coordinator, Amanda Paradis, to discuss available opportunities at amanda.paradis1@maine.edu.


Internship Testimonials

Coastal Enterprises

Ben McLaughlin-Senior, Accounting and Finance Double Major

Coastal Enterprises Inc. Brunswick ME
Accounting/Finance Intern

The Maine Business School has done an outstanding job paving the road for my future. A large collection of core classes has allowed me bridge the learning curve of my first internship with ease. My accounting courses have made it easy for me to understand the details and logistics far above a surface level of many of the topics discussed-especially during meetings with our auditors. I specifically recall a lecture from Professor Nelson’s Financial Institutions class about interest rate swaps that came in particularly helpful when reading through a unique loan contract. The advanced excel and spreadsheet design course I took last spring came in especially useful when trying to figure out the most efficient way of presenting information. It is difficult to pinpoint the most valuable piece of my experience here as it has all collectively been beneficial. I have gained a much deeper understanding of the structure and operations of community development financial institutions. Further more, it has given me a lot of opportunity to further study the logistics behind long term lending and borrowing.