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.
GMRI, IDEXX, LLBean, MaineHealth, MedRhythms, Tyler Technologies, Unum, and WEX are working 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.
We plan to test our idea this summer through a series of collaborative events and activities under the banner FocusMaine Intern Experience.
If your company has paid summer interns in Maine planned for summer 2017, click on the link below for more information.