Community-Based Learning

Students share their Fall 2013 urban water service-learning projects!
Last year there were 351 internships for the College of Science, Technology & Health
After School Programs raise aspirations for college -- Be a role model!
Start serving YOUR COMMUNITY today!
Building a Healthy Community Mural Project
Building a Healthy Community Mural Project Fall 2009

Community-Based Learning gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience, explore career directions, develop global citizenship skills, give back to the community, and apply and explore personal and academic interests.  Internships, service-learning courses, practica, and community service are all essential parts of the USM experience.

News & Events

USM Day of Service
USM and The Office of Community Based Learning had a big academic year! Attached you will find the 2013-2014 Academic Year Annual Report from the Office of Community Based Learning
On April 30, 2014 at the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta, the Maine Campus Compact will present their annual awards at a ceremony recognizing faculty, students, and campus departments from the 17 colleges and universities that are members of the organization.
Do you enjoy being outdoors, working with children and learning about food and agriculture? Apply to FoodCorps, a year-long service program that is focused on school gardens. You can serve in Maine, or in more than 10 other states across the country!

Color Me Rad 5K Volunteers Needed!

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Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live.

Service Opportunities

As a service to the community, we keep an updated list of occasional and ongoing community needs. You are likely to find something that suits your interests or aligns with a skill you would like to build!

Unum Scholars Program

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Are you a USM student (graduation date May 2015 or later) with 60 completed credit hours by September 2014 and at least a 3.0 GPA?

If so, you may be interested in the new Unum Scholars program and a part-time Client Data Specialist opportunity now available at Unum!

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