The following students were engaged with community-based projects and/or activities through internships during the spring, summer, and fall of 2013.
From Manchester, Maine, Keegen is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning with a concentration in Economics in preparation for a career in city management or town and regional development. Selected as the Community Business Assessment Project Intern for the Town of Kingfield, Maine as a Junior in the summer of 2013, Keegen’s work with the Town was extended through the spring of 2014. Over the course of this internship, Keegen was involved with tasks critical to two major projects being planned by the Town – a much needed sewer system upgrade and downtown infrastructure improvements in conjunction with the State’s Route 27 corridor project. In addition to completing a comprehensive business assessment for the Town that included updating of all business information and the tax map for all businesses in Kingfield, Keegen compiled the necessary data and took the photographs needed to prepare releases and presentations for public forums and for Town Selectmen, and assisted with the preparation of a Community Development Block grant application and the required environmental review required for the sewer system upgrade project. Keegen’s internship work was supported by grant funding from the Davis Family Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation.
Bianca, from Jay, Maine, is majoring in English with a focus on literary critical writing. As the Grant Writer and Research Intern for the American Red Cross of Maine during her Senior year in the fall of 2013, Bianca assisted the organization with its state-wide fundraising efforts through researching potential funding sources, writing proposals and developing case statements and other supporting documents for grant applications, assisted with stewardship and ongoing cultivation of funding partners, and assisted in developing an outreach strategy to building relationships with funding organizations. Bianca’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Originally from Spotswood, New Jersey, Nicole is currently a Junior majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Business Economics. As the Marketing Assistant during her Junior year for the Western Maine Storytelling Festival in the summer of 2013, Nicole assisted with the production of the annual festival. In addition to representing the Festival with local/professional storytellers as well as local and national media, and preparing all marketing materials including social media, press releases, general broadcasts, interviews and media coverage, and festival programs, Nicole served as a “point person” for the storytellers during the Festival. Nicole’s internship work was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Update: Following her graduation in May 2015, Nicole was accepted as an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wichita State University.
Chantal, a Business Economics major from Farmington, Maine, plans to go on to graduate school to continue her focus on Economics. Selected as the Economic Analysis Intern for Franklin County Adult Education during her Junior year in the fall of 2013, Chantal mined the organization’s data to generate reports, provide statistical analysis and support for the organization, and constructed models of cost benefit analysis/opportunity costs for the organization. The long-term model generated examined the dollars spent relative to program and indicated cost benefits relative to schools, community and county impact. Chantal’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.
Leona, from Casco, Maine, is majoring in International Studies, with a focus in developing economics. As the Community Impact Initiatives Intern with United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s CA$H Coalition during her Sophomore year in the spring of 2013, Leona helped low to moderate income individuals and families build a more secure financial future. In addition to assisting with free tax preparation sessions, Leona provided asset coaching and planning and implemented a community-wide event to raise awareness of budgeting, credit repair, paying for education, and saving in order to be financially stable and ensure a good quality of life. Leona’s internship work was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
From Limerick, Maine, Jordan is majoring in Business Economics with an interest in marketing through technology. As the Online Media and Marketing Intern for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce during his Senior year in the fall of 2013, Jordan updated the organization’s website with a goal of creating more dynamic and engaging material for its audience and assisted in developing and implementing a marketing strategy to help drive traffic to the Chamber’s website and Facebook page. Jordan’s internship was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Update: After graduating in December 2013, Jordan volunteered with the Greater Franklin Development Corporation through the spring of 2014. Jordan is currently working as the Financial Representative at Modern Woodmen of America.
A senior graduating in May 2013 from Yarmouth, Maine, Ty is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning, with a minor in Geology and plans to pursue a career in resource management. As the Land Resource Regulation Intern for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection during the spring of 2013, Ty worked under the Director of the Division of Land Resource Regulation and had the opportunity to be involved with a wide variety of this Division’s activities. The Division of Land Resource Regulation is responsible for administering the core environmental laws that affect land development in the State of Maine. Ty’s internship work was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Update: Following graduation in May 2013, Ty was offered and accepted a position in Boston, Massachusetts, as the Seasonal Stormwater Engineering Aid with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. He is now working as an Environmental Specialist III with Triumvirate Environmental in Boston, Massachusetts.
A mother and former substitute teacher from Mount Vernon, Maine, Susan is majoring in Social Enterprise with a minor in Geography. As the Capacity Building Assistant for High Peaks Alliance during her senior year in the summer of 2013, Susan assisted the Alliance with two projects critical to the organization and its future: building and enhancing the organization’s capacity to reach its existing membership and attract new membership and interest in High Peaks Alliance; and, preparing a community-based Conservation Planning Stakeholder Assessment in the High Peaks Region of Franklin County, Maine. Susan’s internship work was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Update: After the conclusion of her internship work with High Peaks Alliance, the organization retained Susan on a part-time basis.
A senior graduating in May 2013 from Milton Township in Maine, Sarah is majoring in the Natural Sciences, reflecting her strong personal and career interest in sustainability. As a Project Assistant with the Western Mountains Alliance during the spring of 2013, Sarah worked on two special local food projects for which the Alliance received funding from the USDA and AARP Foundation – Get Fresh Net and Farm Fresh for Maine Seniors. The goal of each of these new projects is to use online technology in order to create greater access to local foods. Sarah’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Sarah is currently employed as an Environmental Specialist with Triumvirate Environmental in Framingham, Massachusetts.
From West Islip, New York, Nora is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning with a minor in Political Science. Selected during her Senior year as one of the student interns needed for the Franklin County Asset Mapping Project, Nora worked on this project during the summer and fall of 2013. Developed by the Franklin County Network of Networks, a newly established network involving the Franklin County Tourism Network, High Peaks Creative Council, and the Franklin County Community College Network, the Asset Mapping Project seeks to identify, map and analyze assets in arts and culture, outdoor recreation, etc., and foster collaborative efforts among regional networks to develop a sound and sustainable economic development strategy for Franklin County. Nora’s internship work on this project was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
From Milo, Maine, Danielle is planning to major in International and Global Studies and minor in Political Science to pursue a career as a human rights lawyer. As the Grant Writer and Research Intern for the American Red Cross of Maine during her Sophomore year in he spring of 2013, Danielle assisted with a statewide fundraising effort to support the mission of the Red Cross. In addition to researching potential funding sources and writing, reviewing and submitting applications for funding, Danielle had the opportunity to learn about the administration and operation of a non-profit organization, the vital persuasive and business writing skills used in fundraising, and to work with Red Cross volunteers and staff from around the state. Danielle’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
From Milo, Maine, Kendra is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Art History, with an interest in pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. Selected as the Evaluation Assistant for the Western Mountains Alliance during her Junior year in the fall of 2013, Kendra assisted the organization in administering online surveys, analyzing survey results to evaluate two grant-funded programs (Get Fresh Net Program and Farm Fresh Maine Seniors Program), and developing evaluation reports on these programs. Kendra’s internship was supported by the Western Mountains Alliance.
Shane, who is completing an individualized major at UMF, is from Farmington, Maine. As the Interpretive Farm Assistant and Male Interpreter at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center during his senior year in the fall of 2013, Shane assisted the Farm Manager with interpreting early life in rural Maine during educational programs for students of all ages by sharing accurate historical information about the museum buildings, agricultural methods, and the way people lived during the 1870’s, as well as assisting with farm maintenance and agricultural tasks.
A non-traditional student from Bethel, Maine, Gabriel worked as an Americorps VISTA volunteer with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the Phoenix area and on a cultural and heritage outreach project at the Northern Forest Center before returning to school. Currently a Junior at UMF, Gabriel is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning. As the Archival Intern for the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society’s Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum during the spring and summer of 2013, Gabriel worked with Randforce technical consultants and Museum staff to develop digital video collection for archival, public, and research uses by extending and deepening the substantive indexing and cross-referencing of a prototype digital video collection or oral histories and rare film footage of the region. Gabriel’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Gabriel began working in Client Services with the Northern Forest Center prior to his graduation and is now the Executive Director for Mahoosuc Pathways. Perkins was presented with the Bethel Area Non-Profit Leadership Award during the Chamber’s annual dinner on May 2, 2014.
A senior graduating in May 2013 from Farmington, Maine, Jediah, who is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning, is very interested in working to create a sustainable future for communities. As the Recycling Intern for the United Way’s TerraCycle program, Jediah was responsible for implementing and maintaining this new recycling/upcycling program. In addition to maintaining the operations of the program, Jediah collaborated with UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, and community members and advocated for recycling throughout the campus and the community. Jediah’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
Update: Jediah is employed as an Aerial Sensor Operator with the Sanborn Map Company in Sanborn, as well as being the Senior Consultant and Co-Founder of S/G Consulting in Portland, Maine.
Andrew P. Sherrill
A senior in May 2013 from Hampton, New Hampshire, Andrew is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration. Selected as the Economic and Tourism Development Coordinator for the Greater Franklin Development Corporation during the summer of 2013, Andrew’s work involved updating the organization’s website and maintaining its social media channels, mapping all area tourism-related businesses, creating and distributing advertising for the Greater Franklin Development Corporation’s projects and events, research, and participating in the Development Corporation’s “think tank,” which generates ideas for business attraction, fundraising prospects, outreach and communication, etc. Andrew’s internship work on this project was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Update: Andrew is a Reservations Agent at Vail/Beaver Creek Resort Properties in the Denver, Colorado area.
A Senior who graduated in May 2012, from Kennebunk, Maine, Stuart is majoring Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration. During the fall of 2013, Stuart interned with the Kennebunk Recreation Department. Through his internship, Stuart had the opportunity to learn about all aspects and tasks within a large municipal recreation department. In addition to assisting in designing and managing programming for a variety of audiences, Stuart gained experience in the day-to-day management, customer relations/service, and fiscal/budgeting side of the operations. Stuart’s internship experience was supported by the Kennebunk Recreation Department.
Joshua, a Business major from Sidney, Maine, is planning a career in financial consulting and had already developed investment portfolios for himself and his mother prior to applying for an internship with Ameriprise Financial Services during his Sophomore year at UMF. As the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the firm in Topsham, Maine during the summer of 2013, Joshua was involved in developing a model marketing calendar for coordinating and implementing client events, participant information and purposes of each event, as well as with administrative functions of the practice. Joshua’s internship work was supported by Ameriprise Financial Services.
Update: Graduating from UMF in May 2015, Joshua is currently employed as a Business Analyst with Aeon Nexus Corporation in Albany, New York.
From Nashua, New Hampshire, Hayley is majoring in Music Administration and would like to make a career working in radio. As the Marketing and Production Intern for Mountain Wireless Broadcasting during her Junior year in the summer of 2013, Hayley was involved in both the business and creative functions of this media and marketing business including assisting in the creative process for on-air advertising, including idea generation, creative writing, spot production, editing, quality control, etc., as well as assisting in planning, organizing and setting up remotes and promotional events, participating in client, networking and company meetings and assisting with website and social networking maintenance and management. Hayley’s internship work was supported by Mountain Wireless.
Update: Following the completion of her internship, Hayley accepted Mountain Wireless’s offer to work part-time during the fall 2013 semester. In the spring of 2014 she was offered and accepted a position with the company, continuing to work part-time until she graduated in May 2014, and was promoted to the Executive Sales Coordinator at Mountain Wireless, Inc. In 2015, Haley accepted the position of Traffic/Promotions Director for Mainstream Media in Portland, Maine.
Originally from Chapparral, New Mexico and now residing in Kingfield, Maine, Anna is completing an integrated major combining a pre-MBA track in Business and Economics with Visual and Performing Arts and Business Psychology. After graduation Anna plans on attending graduate school. Selected as the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Franklin County Adult Education during the fall of 2013, Anna developed and implemented social media and marketing strategies for the organization and assisted staff in learning the required skills to maintain those strategies. Anna’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
A senior graduating in May 2013 from Dresden, Maine, Sarah is majoring in Business Economics and plans on a career in marketing. Selected as the Social Media Intern for the Western Mountains Alliance during the fall of 2012, Sarah’s internship was extended through the spring of 2013. During this internship, Sarah assisted the staff in developing and promoting the organization’s website and presence on social media sites, as well as 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.
Update: Following graduation Sarah moved to California. She is currently the Manager of Digital and Social Media for the Advocacy and Management Group, Inc., in Sacramento, California.
From Sanford, Maine, Lacey is Majoring in Psychology. As the Elder Services Resource Directory Intern for Western Maine Community Action in her Junior year during the summer of 2013, Lacey created a resource directory for the agency that focused on information older adults need to help them maintain their independence. The directory is used by older adult volunteers as a reference guide to assist them as they work with their peers in the community. Lacey’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.
From Temple, Maine, Dylan is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration. As the Ski Technician and Sales Associate for Northern Lights during his Junior year in the fall of 2013, Dylan was primarily involved with customer service and marketing, however his internship also provided him the opportunity to gain a broad overview of all functions related to operating a retail business. Dylan’s internship work was supported by Northern Lights.
Tobey, from Jefferson, Maine, is studying art, management and marketing, and is planning to pursue a career doing design work and website maintenance, as well as social media promotions for either an art gallery or a locally owned retail business. Selected as the Assistant Web Development Intern for the Ski Depot during his Junior year, during the summer and fall of 2013, Tobey assisted this locally-owned business in updating and enhancing their website and social media presence. Tobey’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award and by the Ski Depot.
Update: Following the completion of his internship, Tobey accepted the Ski Depot’s offer to work part-time during the spring 2014 semester. Prior to his graduation in May 2014, he was offered and accepted a position as the Web Design Assistant at the company. Tobey is currently working as a Graphic Designer at Maine SEO and Inbound Marketing in Portland, Maine, and as a Freelance Web Producer with HIMSS Media in Portland.
Katherine, a major in History and Secondary Education, with a focus on Social Studies, is from Windham, Maine. As the Archival Intern for the Temple Historical Society in her Junior year during the fall of 2013, Katherine has been assisting members of the Historical Society in scanning and creating a permanent archive of its photographs and other local information on the Town of Temple’s history. Katherine’s internship work, which has been supported through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation, has been extended into the spring of 2014.
From Bangor, Maine, Jeremy is majoring in Geography at UMF. Selected during his Junior year as one of the student interns needed for the Franklin County Asset Mapping Project, Jeremy worked on this project during the summer and fall of 2013. Developed by the Franklin County Network of Networks, a newly established network involving the Franklin County Tourism Network, High Peaks Creative Council, and the Franklin County Community College Network, the Asset Mapping Project seeks to identify, map and analyze assets in arts and culture, outdoor recreation, etc., and foster collaborative efforts among regional networks to develop a sound and sustainable economic development strategy for Franklin County. Jeremy’s internship work on this project was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Conrad, a resident of Lovell, Maine, is majoring in Geography and minoring in Geology. Having volunteered for the Lakes Environmental Association during the summers of 2009 and 2010, Conrad was selected for an internship as the organization’s Field Services Assistant in his Junior year, during the summer of 2013. Conrad’s internship work involved assisting in several aspects of the Association’s work, including for example, assisting with property consultations to help land owners employ best management practices for erosion control and lake protection, water testing, trail maintenance, and GIS projects. Conrad’s internship work was supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
A senior graduating in May 2013 from East Winthrop, Maine, Brittney (on left) is majoring in Rehabilitation Services, with an interest in community involvement related to individuals with disabilities. Serving as the Volunteer Center Intern for the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area during the spring 2013 semester, Brittney worked with the United Way’s Volunteer Center to help promote and advocate for the volunteer sector in Greater Franklin County. Brittney’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.