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. In fact many of our academic programs actually require students to participate in an internship or internship-like activity (teaching practicum and student-teaching, for instance).
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, funded research, 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.
Activities supported by the Partnership for Civic Advancement include:
- Volunteer Projects
- Leadership Education and Training
- Undergraduate Research
- Service-Learning Programs