FocusMaine Intern Experience

We are excited to start the 2018 FocusMaine Intern Experience, and we want your organization to participate!

Recruiting great interns is difficult. Convincing them to accept a job and stay in Maine is often more challenging.

Here in Maine, one company isn’t enough to convince the most talented college and graduate school students to live and work here when they graduate. It takes a village of employers and partners to demonstrate that Maine has the kind of economic vibrancy and career opportunities young people want.

That is why more than 20 Maine employers joined together in 2017 for the inaugural FocusMaine Intern Experience to build community among interns in Maine. If interns across employers feel more connected to each other, our state, and our local communities, they will be more likely to say “YES!” when Maine employers offer them jobs. The result? More great talent stays in Maine, benefiting our state’s employers, economy and people.

More than 250 interns participated in our 2017 pilot program and it was a huge success. Click here for photos from some of the summer’s events.

Also hear what employers had to say about the value of the experience here:

If you are an employer offering one or more paid internships this summer and are interested in participating, please contact us by May 15 at to make sure your interns don’t miss out on this year’s program. There is no cost to participate, and your interns will have a broader and more meaningful internship experience that will help them expand their networks and learn more about the many exciting career opportunities Maine offers. Here is more information for employers.

We hope your organization will partner with us!