UMF in the News: Farmington undergraduate students begin 12-week internships through the 2022 Maine Government Internship Program

According to an article by Turner Publishing, three University of Maine at Farmington undergraduate students are beginning 12-week Maine government internships through the 2022 Maine Government Internship Program.

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The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program that provides full-time, 12-week work experience to students who are Maine residents and scholars attending Maine colleges. 52 Maine college students are participating in this year’s program.

The student interns from UMF include:

Abigail Cloutier, UMF senior majoring in Visual Arts, from New Gloucester, Maine, serving an internship as a community outreach assistant for the Town of Gray

Chase Holak, UMF senior majoring in Business Economics, from Bluffton, South Carolina, serving an internship in records management and operations with the Maine Department of Education

Erica Sanderson, UMF senior majoring in Actuarial Science, from  Farmington,  Maine, serving an internship as an accounts payable application assistant with the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Financial and Personnel Services

The MCS Policy Center pairs each intern with a direct supervisor in the host agency, department or municipality. Students tackle assigned projects and provide their skills, enthusiasm and fresh approaches to issues facing departments and communities. Students gain professional work experience, networking opportunities, and insights into the functions of local and state governments.

The 103rd Maine Legislature established the Maine Government Summer Internship Program in 1967 to attract and select college students with ambition and talent for temporary internships within government. Over the past 50 years, more than 1,800 students have completed internships. For more information, visit


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