For Employers

We worked with over 21 companies in Summer 2017 — imagine how many we could work with in 2018! Email to have your company added to the list of participating businesses in the FocusMaine Intern Experience for 2018 or to learn more!


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

In Maine, one company isn’t enough to convince the most talented and ambitious college grads to live and work here when they graduate. It takes a village of employers and partners to demonstrate the kind of economic vibrancy and career opportunity that young people want.

In 2017, GMRIIDEXX, LLBean, MaineHealth, MedRhythms, Tyler Technologies, Unum, and WEX worked together with Innovate for Maine, Project Login, and SHRM and individual leaders to pilot a new initiative to build community among interns in Maine. We believe that if interns across employers feel more connected to each other, to our state, and to our local communities, the interns will be more likely to say “YES!” when we offer them jobs. In 2018, the program will continue to grow and have intern events in both Portland and Bangor. In addition to the many volunteers from Maine’s business community, higher education providers, and non-profit partners, Educate Maine is providing staff support to execute the program this year.

You can learn more about FocusMaine Intern Experience by clicking on the link here.