2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program accepting applications

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine is accepting applications for the 2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program.

The 12-week program, which runs May 28 through Aug. 16, provides full-time, paid summer work experiences in town and city governments, as well as Maine state government agencies. Approximately 50 positions are expected to be available. Most internships are located in the Augusta area, with a select number of internships available in other locations.

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program was established in  1967 by the Maine Legislature to attract and select college students with ambition and talent for temporary internships within state government.

The program offers talented college students an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine government. Interns provide valuable assistance to state agencies while gaining practical and professional skills in their fields of study.

Applicants must be a Maine resident or attending a Maine college or university, and must have completed two years of college before the start of the program. All majors may apply and positions are available in a variety of fields including conservation, data analysis, education, engineering, finance, law, social media and more. Applications are online. The deadline to apply is March 1.

Municipal and state government requests for interns also can be submitted online.

More information about the program is available online or by emailing Peggy McKee at margaret.mckee@maine.edu.