We can help your business fulfill full-time, part-time, and internship employment demands while you help our students enhance their education through experience. We offer:

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Post full time, part time, internship, and summer positions through Handshake. You can register your business, post and edit positions, and connect with students through Career Connections, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Careers for the Community Program

The Careers for the Community Stipend (CCS) stems from the College’s ongoing commitment to supporting students from orientation to commencement, and beyond. The CCS is used to support students in pursuit of experiential learning opportunities. In an effort to provide students with the resources they need to engage in  experiential learning opportunities, the CCS is available for unpaid internships, research opportunities, and other experiential learning activities or resources that will enhance their academic and professional growth.

For more information, contact Shanna Webster at 207-893-7563 or swebster@sjcme.edu.

On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities

You are welcome to visit our students on our Sebago Lake campus to conduct a class presentation or information session, staff a table in a high traffic area to introduce students to your business and opportunities, or collect resumes and conduct interviews with multiple candidates. You can meet with candidates from a wide variety of academic majors and programs to find the right fit. Contact us to talk about the options that will work best for you.

Internships for Course Credit

Interns are not required to receive course credit for an internship, but internships may be set up for the student to receive course credit. Internships for 4 credits require that a student work 160 hours in a semester, do academic work including keeping a weekly journal and writing papers, and a supervisor must be willing to evaluate and recommend a grade at the conclusion of the experience. Contact us to talk about options that will work best for you.

Resources for Employers

10 Benefits of Starting an Intern Program:

In terms of both today’s workload and tomorrow’s workforce, starting an internship program is an excellent way to facilitate success at your small- or medium-sized business.
See more at: http://www.internships.com/employer/resources/setup/benefits

10 Tips for a Successful Internship Program:

Internships are a great way for students to gain experience and explore career options, but don’t forget to consider what interns can do for your company. A good internship experience can and should be mutually beneficial. Below are 10 points for you to consider when discussing whether to hire an intern and how to go about the process. See more at:http://www.internships.com/employer/resources/setup/ten-tips

12 Steps to Setting Up an Intern Program:

Implementing an internship program can seem daunting: What’s your first step? What’s your next step? And how do you know if your company can handle an internship program?
See more at:http://www.internships.com/employer/resources/setup/12steps

15 Best Practices for Internship Programs:

Best practices for internship programs, including work assignments, orientation, housing and relocation, work arrangements, and managing the program.
See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/internships/15-best-practices.aspx

Tips for Developing an Internship Program Schedule: 

Consider developing an internship program schedule populated with activities for interns to connect more deeply with the company, build skills, and bond with one another.
See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/s12102014/develop-internship-program-schedule.aspx

Position Statement: U.S. Internships A Definition and Criteria to Assess Opportunities And Determine the Implications for Compensation

See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/advocacy/position-statements/united-states-internships.aspx?intlftnav#sthash.oepJTmeV.dpuf

Internship Legal Issues:

Based upon recent court decisions and lawsuits, new laws, and the heightened scrutiny of internships, employers should review several areas when determining how and when interns will be used. Since colleges and universities are often where students find out about internships, career services also should be aware of these issues. – See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/j022015/internship-legal-issues.aspx#sthash.i8Yqw8Ha.dpuf

Contact Us

Shanna Webster
Assistant Dean and Director, ACE and Career Studio

Chris Kidger
Academic and Career Coach

Ashley Bigda
Academic and Career Coach