ORONO – Ten central Maine-area college students have been selected for summer internships in state government, working in a variety of capacities in departments ranging from transportation to administrative and financial services.

The Maine State Government Summer Internship Program, established in 1967 by the 103rd Maine Legislature, provides full-time, 12-week paid work experiences that allow talented college students to work in state government. Student interns provide assistance to state agencies while gaining practical skills in their fields.

The internship program is administered by the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.

A list of area students and internships follows:

Jillian Churchill of South Gardiner, a chemistry major at Cedar Crest College, stream and watershed assessment technician, Department of Environmental Protection’s Land and Water/Watershed Management office.

Mike DeLisle of Winthrop, an information technology new media major at Rochester Institute of Technology, media developer, Department of Health and Human Services’ Mental Retardation Services office.

Megan Lewis of Augusta, a Thomas College student majoring in human resource management, personnel assistant, DOT’s human resources office.

Kimberly Wing of Monmouth, a computer information systems major at the University of Maine at Augusta, management analyst, Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

For more information, contact Charles Morris, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center internship director at the University of Maine, 581-4135, or [email protected] ][email protected]

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