For many college students, some of the most valuable lessons are the ones learned outside the college classroom — at internships, in research labs, out in the field, in public school classrooms, at volunteer positions and on the job.

Through the UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement, the University of Maine at Farmington offers a number of real-world, hands-on learning opportunities to help you connect your classroom studies to what may be your future work.

Interns at Maine State Aquarium

Hands-on learning is ingrained in our academic curriculum and has long been a part of our campus culture. In any given semester, about 70% of all Farmington students are involved in some sort of experiential learning activity: internships, student teaching and practicums, service-learning, volunteer projects, leadership activities and more.

The Partnership for Civic Advancement

Generously supported through grants from its sustaining partner, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, as well as grants from the Davis Educational Foundation and the T.H.E.O. Fund, the UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement supports student participation in community-based activities in western Maine and beyond that are designed to be mutually beneficial to UMF students, our community partners and the communities served.

Many of our internships are paid positions (largely made possible through the support of our sponsors, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, the Davis Educational Foundation, and the T.H.E.O. Fund) and carry academic credits toward your UMF degree.

Student / community activities supported by the Partnership for Civic Advancement include:

  • Internships
  • Volunteerism
  • Leadership Education and Training
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Service-Learning

Learn more about the UMF Partnership for Civic Advancement