Innovate for Maine applications have closed for 2023. Please check back for updates on how to apply for 2024.
The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan was put forth by Governor Mills and supported by the Maine Legislature to invest the State’s share of federal American Rescue Plan relief funds provided by Congress, including for the University of Maine System research, innovation, and workforce development.
What is Innovate for Maine?
The Innovate for Maine Fellows Program connects the most passionate and curious Maine college students with Maine’s most exciting growing companies.
This paid summer fellowship helps students develop innovation skills and hone them through work with Maine companies. Student fellows learn about the dynamic entrepreneurial and innovative companies operating in the state, and Maine companies can plug directly into a structured program that gives them effortless access to a broad network of student talent.
Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, Innovate for Maine prepares student fellows to collaborate with companies on innovation projects that accelerate company growth and give students a paid, meaningful, hands-on internship experience.
The goal is to grow Maine companies and a talent pool who can see a future in Maine and are invested in creating it.