The 2012 Maine State Government Summer Internship Program is a full-time, paid work experience in a state agency, which begins on May 29 and ends on August 17, 2012. The Program combines work experience with an educational program designed to provide talented college students (who are either Maine residents or non-Maine residents who attend college in Maine) with an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine State Government.
The Program combines work experience with an educational program designed to provide students an opportunity to participate in and contribute to Maine State Government.
Intern positions are a full-time, paid work experience and interns are considered temporary unclassified state employees. The program is administered by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center (MCSPC) at the University of Maine. The program is a collaborative process involving: the Office of the Governor, the Maine Bureau of Human Resources, as well as Maine state government agencies and the state employees who serve as intern supervisors.
To learn more about the types of positions, projects and students placed in last year’s program, click on the 2011 program report.
The Internship Selection Committee reviews the applications and makes final selections by identifying those students who best match the requirements for each position. Consideration is given to participation by both men and women, education of the applicant, and previous work experience in relation to requirements of the internship positions available.
Most interns will be placed with state agencies in the Augusta area.
Students seeking academic credit must make arrangements with their academic advisor at their own college or university. The Maine State Government Summer Internship Program does not grant academic credit.
All interns will receive $9.00 per hour, funded by the state agency (certain withholdings and contributions will apply).
Educational Componant and Awards Ceremony The Program includes an educational component, which requires that interns attend a seminar in Augusta. In addition, the program will conclude with a reception, at which interns will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the Governor or a designee.
Student Application Process
The application process is entirely online. To apply, or for more information, please visit: http://mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/?q=MSGSIP. The student application is due to open during the week of February 6, 2012.
Deadline for complete application is Monday March 12, 2012.