From Waterville, Maine, Nicholas is majoring in pre-professional Biology and intends to make a career in the medical field, in the biology and chemistry of medicine. Serving as the Natural Resource Steward and Recreational Access Assistant with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in his Junior year, during the summer of 2012, Nicholas was involved in a wide range of activities from assisting in the management of remote campsites and trails, to supporting the daily operations of the campground on Cupsuptic Lake, assisting in developing educational materials and in supporting the organization’s efforts to provide public education about the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of conservation, assisting in the analysis of water quality data, and conducting shoreline surveys, water quality monitoring, and boat inspections to protect resources from invasive aquatic plants and non-point source pollution. Nicholas’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Nicholas is currently a student at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Hartford, Connecticut.
From York, Maine, Joseph is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and intends to make his career in this field. Joseph served as the Recycling Program Intern for TerraCycle, a new recycling program in the Farmington area, during his Junior year in the fall of 2012. In this capacity he assisted in implementing and maintaining this new program. In addition to operational functions, such as collecting and shipping recycled items, Joseph served as an advocate for recycling throughout the community and worked collaboratively with UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, and other community members. Joseph’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Ty, from Yarmouth, Maine, is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and minoring in Geology and plans to pursue a career in resource management. As the Resource Management Intern for Somerset Woods Trustees during his Junior year in the summer of 2012, Ty had the opportunity to assist with several resource management projects, including drafting a management plan for a 125-acre conservation easement in Smithfield in an area where Sandhill Cranes have appeared in the past several years, as well as working on plans for other parcels and conservation easements in the Great Moose Lake area, and assisting in lying out and developing trails. Ty’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award and by Somerset Woods Trustees.
Kyle, from Norridgework, Maine, is working toward a degree with an emphasis on international relations, politics, and conflict resolution and plans to pursue a career as a diplomat or other international role. As the Policy Intern for the Western Mountains Alliance during his Junior year in the summer and fall of 2012, Kyle worked with staff and an advisory committee of regional economic developers to create criteria for screening legislation. Kyle tracked, compiled and distributed information on upcoming Maine legislation that may impact rural communities, particularly in western Maine and assisted in organizing a regional public forum series Kyle’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Kyle is currently the Sustainability Officer, and member of the Graduate and Professional Student Government at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
Veronica, who is from Northport, Maine, is majoring in Elementary Education with a focus on language arts. She plans to be an Elementary Education teacher and has worked and volunteered with several groups involved with children. Selected as the After School Program Activity Leader for the Mercer Community Club‘s after-school programming in her Junior year, during the 2012-2013 school year, Veronica assisted in the management and implementation of a variety of activities for children from ages 6 to 11. In addition to games and physical activities, both indoors and outside, Veronica developed a new drama workshop program, at the conclusion of which the children presented a performance for their families and the community. Veronica’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Veronica is currently employed at MSAD 54/RSU 54 in the Lewiston/Auburn, Maine area.
Majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning, Michael (on right) was selected to intern as the Trail Development Assistant with High Peaks Alliance during his Junior year in the summer of 2012. In this role, Michael assisted in the ongoing development of the Fly Rod Crosby Trail, a unique, new multi-model heritage Trail being built in the High Peaks region of northern Franklin County. Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby was the first registered Maine Guide and the first person to market this region as a destination for recreation. When completed, the trail will run for 45 miles from Strong, where Cornelia Crosby is buried, to the new Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc. Michael’s internship work included assisting with research, trail planning, design of interpretive signage, GPS data collection and ARCGIS planning map development, trail construction, and work with the organization’s high school interns. Michael’s internship was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.
Originally from Chapparral, New Mexico and now residing in Kingfield, Maine, Anna is junior working on an integrated major combining a pre-MBA track in Business and Economics with Visual and Performing Arts and Business Psychology. After graduation Anna intends to go on to graduate school. Selected as the Development Intern at Western Maine Community Action for the summer and fall of 2012, Anna assisted in creating a grants plan for the non-profit agency based on information gathered from the agency’s program managers and a community needs assessment. Anna’s work included researching prospects for grant applications to specific foundations and assisting in the writing of grants. Anna’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
From Dresden, Maine, Sarah is a rising senior majoring in Business Economics. Planning to go into marketing as a career, Sarah’s is very interested in the marketing aspects and opportunities available through social media. Selected as the Social Media Intern for the Western Mountains Alliance during the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013, Sarah assisted the staff in developing and promoting the organization’s website and presence on social media sites. Sarah posted regular updates to the organization’s Facebook and monitored the subsequent discussions, reviewed and updated the organization’s website, and assisted with preparing news releases and public service announcements to promote the organization’s events and programs. Sarah’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
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