Visit the Innovate for Maine website to learn more about the program and to apply.

What is Innovate for Maine?

The Innovate for Maine Fellows Program connects the best and brightest 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.

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Who is eligible?

A group of college-age students dressed in business attire stand on the steps outside of a building in late spring.Eligible students include those enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate degree programs at any college or university in Maine as well as college students from Maine enrolled in degree programs at a college or university outside of the state. We are seeking students from all majors and backgrounds to meet the diverse range of placement opportunities available.  

We work primarily with for-profit, growth-oriented companies who are improving a process, developing a new product or service, or expanding to new markets. Companies must be based in Maine, demonstrate a focus on innovation, and provide fellows with a meaningful learning experience.

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