Union, Rockport among municipalities

College students interning with state, municipal government through UMaine program

Posted:  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
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ORONO  — The Maine Government Summer Internship Program opened its 2018 session May 29 with 55 students interning with the state and with municipal governments. Locally, Patrick Groening, of Belfast, is interning at the town office Union; Briana Littlefield, of Freedom, who attends the University of Maine, is a transportation planning intern with the Department of Transportation; Maeve Weggler, of Searsmont, attends the University of Maine School of Law and is interning as an advocate assistant with the Workers’ Compensation Board, in Portland; and Richard Wyman of Searsmont, who attends the University of Maine, is a GIS field assistant with the Town of Rockport Public Works Department.

 

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.

The 2018 interns are: 

Mike Adams of Portland, Maine, who attends the University of Maine School of Law, is a consumer credit protection legal intern with the Department of Professional & Financial Regulation — Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection.

Rebecca Archer of Gray, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a Community Development Office intern with the Town of Gray.

 

Adam Barre of Waterville, Maine, who attends Loyola University Maryland, is a research and data analyst with the Department of Education — School Finance and Funding.

 

Adelaide Beeman-White of Bath, Maine, who attends the University of Puget Sound, is an emissions inventory and outreach specialist with the Department of Environmental Protection — Air Quality.

 

Wyatt Bisbee of Winterport, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a solid waste data management assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management/Sustainable Materials Management Division.

 

Matt Bourque of South China, Maine, who attends St. Olaf College, is a standards and instructional support intern with the Department of Education — Office of Learning Systems, Standards and Instructional Support Team.

 

Adam Bovie of Vassalboro, Maine, who attends the University of New Hampshire, is an intern with the Department of Education Commissioner’s Office.

 

Racquel Bozzelli of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is an assistant to the finance director with the Town of Dover-Foxcroft.

 

Patrick Breslin of Kittery, Maine, who attends the University of Maine School of Law, is an advocate assistant with the Workers’ Compensation Board.

 

Emily Buell of Otisfield, Maine, who attends Central Maine Community College, is a laboratory assistant with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry — Quality Assurance and Regulations.

 

Trevor Burns of Alfred, Maine, who attends the University of Maine at Farmington, is an education data analyst with the Department of Education — School Finance and Operations.

 

James Costigan of Charlestown, Rhode Island, who attends the University of Maine, is a bridge inspection program assistant with the Department of Transportation — Bridge Maintenance Division.

 

Emma Cota of Falmouth, Maine, who attends Mount Holyoke College, is a planning and rezoning intern with the City of Saco.

 

Henry Dodge of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who attends Colby College, is a hydropower assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Bureau of Land Resources.

 

Erin Dovinsky of Monmouth, Maine, who attends Husson University, is an assistant to the city manager with the Town of Hallowell.

 

Anh Duong of Westbrook, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is a traffic engineering intern with the Department of Transportation — Bureau of Maintenance & Operations.

 

Lydia Elwell of Hartland, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a cemetery & property intern with the Town of Kennebunkport.

 

Victoria Forkus of Bryant Pond, Maine, who attends the University College Dublin, is an island project communications assistant with the Town of Rumford.

 

Casey Fournier of South Portland, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is an intern with the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Attorney Office.

 

John Freeman of Presque Isle, Maine, who attends Colby College, is a state capability assessment intern with the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management — Maine Emergency Management.

 

Joshua Furgeson of Topsham, Maine, who attends the University of New Hampshire, is an energy manager assistant with the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management — Maine Army National Guard.

 

Cameron Goodwin of Windham, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is a legal assistant with the Office of the Public Advocate.

 

Josie Griffin of Slidell, Louisiana, who attends the University of Maine at Machias, is an agricultural technical services assistant with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry — Agricultural Resources Development.

 

Patrick Groening of Belfast, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a municipal intern with the Town of Union.

 

Rodger Heidgerken of Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany, who attends Bowdoin College, is an administrative intern with the Town of Bowdoinham.

 

Chase Hewitt of South Portland, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is an executive office intern with the City of South Portland.

 

Ericka Hutchinson of Portland, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is a lake and stream assessment assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Water Quality/Environmental Assessment/Watershed Management.

 

Safiya Khalid of Lewiston, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is a summer intern with the Department of Labor — Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.  

 

David Kimmel of Westbrook, Maine, who attends the University of Maine at Farmington, is a network operations specialist with the City of Portland.

 

Elizabeth Kolle of Freeport, Maine, who attends Bowdoin College, is a research surveyor with MaineHousing — Asset Management.

 

Briana Littlefield of Freedom, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a transportation planning intern with the Department of Transportation — Planning, Scoping Division.

 

Alexander Lyon of Yarmouth, Maine, who attends Beloit College, is a land assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Land Division.

 

Alexander Mihalov of Milford, Connecticut, who attends the University of Maine School of Law, is a hydrogeology assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Remediation/Technical Services.

 

Lindsey Moran of Clementon, New Jersey, who attends the University of Maine, is a communications intern with the Department of Labor — Office of the Commissioner.

 

Sarah Mount of Scarborough, Maine, who attends Wesleyan University, is a resource analyst with the Department of Transportation — Bureau of Planning.

 

Jennifer Munson of Livermore, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a library intern with the Maine State Library — Collections Development.

 

Cooper Nelson of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is an architectural engineering assistant with the Department of Administrative and Financial Services — Bureau of Real Estate Management.

 

Ethan Oliver of Mansfield Center, Connecticut, who attends Unity College, is a stream barrier survey technician with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry — Maine Forest Service.

 

Macy Palmer of Hodgdon, Maine, who attends Husson University, is a Maine education finance intern with the Department of Education — School Finance.

 

Anthony Pinnette of Waterville, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a solid waste engineering unit assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Remediation and Waste Management/Technical Services.

 

Lauren Porter of Naples, Maine, who attends the University of Southern Maine, is a standards and instructional support intern with the Department of Education — Office of Learning Systems, Standards and Instructional Support Team.

 

Wyatt Ray of Poland, Maine, who attends the University of Maine at Machias, is a vehicle emissions program assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Bureau of Air Quality.

 

Alexis Richards of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, who attends Clark University, is a planning and rezoning intern with the City of Saco.

 

Tyler Rollins of China, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a school finance media content creator with the Department of Education — School Finance.

 

Renée Roundy of Lewiston, Maine, who attends Colgate University, is an intern with the Department of Education — Office of Learning Systems, Standards and Instructional Supports Team, Learning Through Technology Group.

 

Morgan Rush of Farmingdale, Maine, who attends the University of Maine at Farmington, is an intern with the Department of Education — Office of Learning Systems, Standards and Instructional Supports Team, Learning Through Technology Group.

 

Dillan Schmidt of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, who attends Unity College, is a stream barrier survey technician with the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry — Maine Forest Service.

 

Baily Thomas of Dixfield, Maine, who attends Elmira College, is a GIS planning field assistant with the Town of Bethel.

 

Emily Turner of Charleston, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a communications intern with MaineHousing — Communications and Planning.

 

Alanna Wacome of Skowhegan, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a remediation project manager assistant with the Department of Environmental Protection — Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management/Division of Remediation.

 

Maeve Weggler of Searsmont, Maine, who attends the University of Maine School of Law, is an advocate assistant with the Workers’ Compensation Board, Portland.

 

Joshua Winters of Gardiner, Maine, who attends the University of Maine at Farmington, is an actuarial analyst with the Department of Professional & Financial Regulation — Bureau of Insurance.

 

Richard Wyman of Searsmont, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a GIS field assistant with the Town of Rockport Public Works Department.

 

Asher Yusim of Scarborough, Maine, who attends the University of Maine, is a properties database development assistant with the Town of Bridgton.

 

Nikki Caroline Yutuc of Saipan, Mariana Islands, who attends the University of Maine, is a grants management system assistant with the Department of Public Safety — Bureau of Highway Safety.

 

For more information about the program, contact Peggy McKee, internship director, at margaret.mckee@maine.edu or visit the website.

 
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master's degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.