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, paid research, for instance).

At Farmington, you Learn by Doing

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
  • Funded Research
  • Service-Learning
  • Volunteer Projects
  • Leadership Activities
  • And more

Worried you can’t afford to do an amazing internship this summer? We’ve got you covered.

The new UMF Internship Fellows program will provide you up to $3,000 in financial support for your unpaid, low-paying or high-cost summer internship.

Not only that, but complete the online Internship Seminar the spring prior and upon completion, you’ll get $250 to help you purchase professional clothing or equipment toward your summer internship.

Develop your professional skills in a true workplace setting. Make valuable professional connections. Connect your classroom studies to a real-world career.

UMF Outdoor Recreation Business Administration (ORBA) major Charles Katz recently participated in a paid internship at Maine’s Saddleback Ski Resort as part of his Resort Management course where he learned the ropes of being a member of the Ski Patrol team. Saddleback Ski Area is located just an hour from campus. He self-produced this video as part of his final project.

Looking to hire a UMF student intern? Contact us.

Austin French
Internship Coordinator
University of Maine at Farmington
Fusion Center
106 South Street
Farmington Maine 04938
tel  207-778-7516
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711