Congrats to UMM students Josie Griffin and Wyatt Roy! Both are participating in the 2018 Maine Government Summer Internship Program. Griffin is an agricultural technical services assistant with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Roy is a vehicle emissions program assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection.
The internship program “opened its 2018 session May 29 with 55 students interning with the state and with municipal governments. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program, which offers a full-time, 12-week, paid work experience to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study who reside in Maine or attend a school in the state. The program offers unique opportunities for talented college students to work within government, providing valuable assistance to state agencies and municipal governments while gaining professional and practical skills in their respective fields of study. The 103rd Maine Legislature established the program in 1967 to attract and select college students with ambition and talent for temporary internships. A total of 1,750 students have since participated. This year, 214 students applied.”