The Career Exploration Program is a paid internship program hosted by the Career & Employment Hub. These internships allow students to directly apply their classroom learning and build on-the-job skills in a professional setting. Student interns gain valuable workplace experience and make connections in their field.

USM students have the opportunity to apply for internships at Maine community partners in the following areas:   

  • Advanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture 
  • Aquaculture and Marine Sciences
  • Biotechnology 
  • Composites and Advanced Materials Technologies 
  • Environmental Technologies 
  • Information Technologies 
  • Precision Manufacturing

Student interns complete 150-180 hours of work (~12 hours/week) over the course of a semester and are paid $18/hour. To be eligible, students must: 

  • Be matriculated at USM as full-time or part-time student
  • Have at least a 2.7 overall GPA and a minimum of 30 credits prior to the internship
  • Be able to commit to the 150-180 hours outlined above

More information for students about the Career Exploration Internship Program here.

More information for employers about the Career Exploration Internship Program here.

The Career Exploration Program is a paid internship program hosted by the Career & Employment Hub. These internships allow students to directly apply their classroom learning and build on-the-job skills in a professional setting. Student interns gain valuable workplace experience and make connections in their field.

Additional internship opportunities can be found here:

The Career Exploration Program is a USM-funded internship program hosted by the Career & Employment Hub. 

To support the workforce needs of Maine, USM sponsors research-based internships in industries and businesses in the following sectors, paying the wages of the interns:

  • Advanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture
  • Aquaculture and Marine Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Composite Materials Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Precision Manufacturing Technology

These internships allow students to directly apply their classroom learning and build on-the-job skills in a professional setting. Student interns gain valuable workplace experience and make connections in their field.

Becoming a host site for a Career Exploration student intern offers the host site community partner the opportunity to connect with, guide, and evaluate talent that may contribute to your business.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Freeman at lindsey.w.freeman@maine.edu or at (207) 228-8268. 

Employer Application | Career Exploration Internship Guidelines for Host Site Community Partners