The following students worked in internship positions throughout our regional community during the Spring, Summer and Fall 2015 semesters.

Marissa Arrigoni

Marissa ArrigoniA Junior from Winterport, Maine, Marissa is majoring in Psychology at UMF. As the Site-Based Program Intern for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marissa will be working during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters with high school and college students who are service as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as well as with middle-school aged children who are Little Brothers and Little Sisters. In addition to conducting recruitment, orientation and service implementation tasks, Marissa will also be involved in the organization’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event.

 

 

William Asbell

Bill AsbellA May 2015 graduate from Scarborough, Maine, Bill majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration. As the Intern/Assistant to the Golf Course Supervisor at the Portland Country Club, Bill will assist the Golf Course Supervisor in all aspects of the day-to-day business and management of the golf course. Bill’s internship work was supported by the Portland Country Club.

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Arthurs

Kim ArthursA Junior from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Kimberly is majoring in Creative Writing.  During the spring of 2015, Kimberly interned with Alice James Books.   During her internship, Kimberly had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including design of the organization’s upcoming newsletter, social media relations/marketing efforts, processing manuscript submissions, and designing magazine advertisements, as well as general business functions/activities. Kimberly’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Emily Barney

Emily BarneyA Senior from Temple, Maine, Emily is majoring in Psychology at UMF. As an intern with AmeriCorps Learning Works AIMS HIGH Program at Carrabec High School this summer, Emily worked with both teachers and administrators, tutors, mentors and nurtures students, developed and executed enrichment activities and lesson plans, developed and implemented needs assessments, conducted community and parent outreach, and facilitated a variety of meetings. Emily’s internship work wass supported by AmeriCorps.

 

 

Andrea Benya

Andrea BenyaA rising Senior from Mexico, Maine, Andrea is a Community Health major with a concentration in Nutrition.  Selected as a Farm and Project Intern with Rustic Roots Farm during the summer of 2015, Andrea and another intern were involved with two special projects for the Farm, evaluating the farm record keeping software to implement the best system for the Farm and tracking harvest yields to determine crop profitability, as well as assisting for normal farm tasks.  Andrea’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Margaret Bertocci

Maggie caught mackerelA Sophomore from Yarmouth, Maine, Maggie is majoring in Biology at UMF.  Selected as one of four Aquarium Educator Interns with the Maine State Aquarium during the summer of 2015, Maggie was involved in a variety of tasks at the Aquarium.  In addition to an array of hands-on learning opportunities with species varieties, the intertidal zone, and lobstering, Maggie also learned the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and was able to talk with research scientists about their work in order to relay this information to the Aquarium’s visitors.  Through working on the floor, giving presentations, and participating in outreach programs, she helped educate the public about different marine species and developed a teaching portfolio.  Maggie’s internship work was jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and donors to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement. (Maggie is second from the left.)

Nicholas Bucci

Nick BucciNicholas, a Senior double majoring in Creative Writing and Political Science, is from West Gardiner, Maine.  Selected as a Writing and Performing Arts Intern with Burgundar during the summer of 2015, Nicholas had an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of live action role playing event management, from assisting in managing, staffing, scripting, directing and performing.  Nicholas’s internship was  supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

 

Brigid Chapin

A Junior from Winthrop, Maine, Brigid is majoring in English and Spanish at UMF.  Selected as the Organizational Development Intern for the Shiretown Bookers during the summer of 2015, Brigid worked with the organization’s President to prepare and submit all documentation required to establish the Shiretown Bookers as a 501(c)(3) entity, as well as assisting in preparing for upcoming exhibits and creating a website and Facebook page for the organization.  Brigid’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase-SaddlebackAn Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major, Nathan was selected as the Promotions, Events and marketing Intern for Saddleback Ski Resort during the winter of 2014 and spring of 2015.  Through this experience, Nathan was able to be involved in all aspects of Saddleback’s public relations and marketing programs and activities, as well as in planning, implementing and evaluating events.

During the summer of 2015, prior to starting his senior year at UMF, Nathan was also selected as the Merchandising Retail Intern for Liquid Dreams Surf Shop in Ogunquit, Maine.  In this role, Nathan will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the merchandising and retail side of outdoor recreation businesses.  Nathan’s internship work was supported by Liquid Dreams Surf Shop.

Shaun Clancy

Shaun ClancyA May 2015 graduate with a major in Environmental Policy and Planning, Shaun Clancy was selected as the Economic Development Intern for the Franklin County Network of Networks during the spring of 2015.  Working with the Greater Franklin Development Corporation, Shaun’s work involved responsibilities related to an economic planning decisions proposal, such as identifying goals and tasks, meeting with stakeholders, tracking progress, analysis of businesses and their role in the economic development of the region, and testing survey tools, documenting, analyzing and presenting stakeholder feedback.  Shaun’s internship work was supported by the Network of Networks.

 

Holland Corson

Holland Corson-Library Video 001A Junior majoring in English from Kingfield, Maine, Holland undertook two internships during the summer of 2015.  As the Movie Master intern for the Phillips Public Library, Holland organized the scanning of photographs and written materials from the history of the Phillips High School, from the time it was built in 1894, through the recent renovation project turning the building into the Phillips Public Library.  Holland’s internship was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Holland also interned as an Archive/Library Assistant with the Kennebec Historical Society.  In addition to accepting, inventorying, cataloging, indexing and storing all collection donations and acquisitions, Holland also conducted research on donated items, assisted in developing exhibits for the Society, and helped in identifying items for addition to the collection.  Holland’s internship work was supported by the Kennebec Historical Society.

Aimee DeGroat

Aimee DegroatFrom Temple, Maine, Aimee is a junior majoring in Creative Writing.  As an intern with AmeriCorps Learning Works AIMS HIGH Program at Spruce Mountain High School, Aimee worked with both teachers and administrators, tutored, mentored and nurtured students, developed and executed enrichment activities and lesson plans, developed and implemented needs assessments, conducted community and parent outreach, and facilitated a variety of meetings.  Aimee’s internship work was supported by AmeriCorps.

 

 

Catherine Dufault

Catherine Dufault (2)A Junior from Jefferson, Massachusetts, Catherine is an Environment Policy and Planning major at UMF.  Selected for the Property Management and Organizational Development Intern position with Somerset Woods Trustees during the summer and fall of 2015, Catherine is involved with several projects related to trail design and construction, forest and wildlife management plans for several properties, and the development of policies and procedures needed for official accreditation by the National Land Trust Alliance.  Catherine’s internship work is being jointly supported by Somerset Woods Trustees and through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Joshua Fletcher

JoshFletcher_TrentonMDI (2)Joshua is a Junior from Chesterville, Maine, majoring in Geology.  Selected as the Environmental Geology Intern during the summer of 2015 with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Assessment Division, Joshua  assisted Maine DEP Environmental Geology Program staff with Geographic and Hydrologic analysis activities.  Joshua’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

 

 

Hayley Fortier

Hayley Fortier

A Junior from Jay, Maine, Hayley is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Rehabilitative Services at UMF. As the Assistant to the Site-Based Program Intern for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hayley will be working during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters with high school and college students who are service as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as well as with middle-school aged children who are Little Brothers and Little Sisters. In addition to conducting recruitment, orientation and service implementation tasks, Hayley will also be involved in the organization’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event.

 

 

Bethany Frazier

Bethany FrazierA May 2015 graduate from Industry, Maine, Bethany majored in Business Economics and minored in Theatre.  In her role as the Public Relations and Human Resource Intern at Verso Corporation during the Spring of 2015, Bethany was involved in various aspects related to Public Relations and Human Resources, from improving HR marketing, recruiting and retention of new hire applicants to reducing recruiting and retention costs, developing a leadership and management training tracking system, and helping improve the image of the mill within the regional communities.  Bethany’s internship work was supported by Verso Corporation.

 

Courtney Frost

Courtney Frost with bacpack 7.21.15 (2)From Anson, Maine, Courtney is a Junior Psychology major at UMF.  Selected as the Volunteer Center Intern by the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area for the summer of 2015, Courtney assisted with developing new initiatives, recruiting volunteers, updating local volunteer opportunities with regional organizations, assisted with Franklin Volunteer Network meetings, and helped promote the Volunteer Center and advocate for the volunteer sector by demonstrating the return on investment for our regional community.  Courtney’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

 

Rico Gortmans

Rico Gortmans 3A rising Junior from Livermore Falls, Maine, Rico is a Political Science major.  As the selected Public Policy Intern for the Upward Bound program during the summer of 2015, Rico worked with all aspects of the Upward Bound Program, focusing specifically on policy issues and advocacy.  Rico’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

Bret Gundlah

Bret Gundlah at workday (2)From Stratton, Maine, Bret is a Senior at UMF majoring in Philosophy and Environmental Policy and Planning.  As the selected Community Projects and Outreach Intern for High Peaks Alliance during the summer of 2015, Bret is involved on a variety of community projects and conduct outreach to assist High Peaks Alliance in its efforts to continue building its organizational capacity.  Bret’s internship work is being supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

Marisa Hanning

Marisa HanningA Senior Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major at UMF, Marisa’s internship with the Carrabassett Valley Academy during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters includes both coaching and marketing and administrative responsibilities.  Marisa’s internship work is supported by Carrabassett Valley Academy.

 

 

 

 

Arielle Harding

Arielle HardingA Senior from Falmouth, Maine, Arielle (second from right) is majoring in Sociology and Communications.  As the Social and Digital Media Coordinator for the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area during the spring of 2015, Arielle strengthened the United Way’s presence in the community by updating its website to make it more engaging and interactive and by coordinating its social media presence with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Pinterest, etc.  Arielle’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Taylor Harris

Taylor HarrisA May 2015 graduate from New Sharon, Maine, Taylor received her degree in Community Health.  As the Play Therapy Intern during the late spring and early summer for Belgrade Central School, Taylor will work under the supervision of the Guidance Counselor and Psychotherapist and the Speech Therapist with children ages 4 to 11 in the school setting.  Through this intensive internship, Taylor gained an overview of the history and multiple uses of play therapy, as well as an overview of the techniques used in speech therapy.  Taylor’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Dillon Hough

Dillon HoughA May 2015 graduate from Yarmouth, Maine, Dillon majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  Selected for the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager internship with Titcomb Mountain during the spring and summer of 2015, Dillon was involved in a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the Mountain, including learning to operate, repair and maintain the equipment, marketing, assisting with the membership and volunteer programs, and assisting with the planning and implementation of special events and fundraising activities.  Dillon’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

Kevin Hubbard

Kevin Hubbard-Titcomb Office - CopyA May 2015 graduate from Cornwall, Connecticut, with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Kevin was selected for the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager internship with Titcomb Mountain during the fall and winter 2014 and spring 2015.  Kevin was involved in a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the Mountain, including learning to operate, repair and maintain the equipment, marketing, assisting with the membership and volunteer programs, and assisting with the planning and implementation of special events and fundraising activities.  Kevin’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Donald Hutchins

Donald HutchinsA Junior from Canton, Maine, Donald is majoring in Earth Science and Environmental Philosophy.  Selected as a Farm and Project Intern with Rustic Roots Farm during the summer of 2015, Donald and another intern were involved with two special projects for the Farm, evaluating the farm record keeping software to implement the best system for the Farm and tracking harvest yields to determine crop profitability, as well as assisting for normal farm tasks.  Donald’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Riley Johnson

BRCA-Joe and Riley 3A Senior from Farmington, Maine, Riley is majoring in Environmental Science.  As a selected Invasive Aquatic Plant Monitoring Intern for the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance during the summer of 2015, Riley used various surveying techniques to travel the shoreline  of lakes in the Belgrade Lakes watershed, collecting data about invasive aquatic plants and mapping plant populations.  Riley’s internship work was jointly supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award and Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance. (Riley is on the left.)

 

 

 

Jaclyn Kandler

IMG_20150226_135032910 (2)A May 2015 graduate, Jaclyn, from Canton, Massachusetts, Jaclyn majored in Community Health, with concentrations in Nutrition Education and Child and Adolescent Health.  As the Wellness Coach by the Western Maine Community Action agency during the spring of 2015, Jaclyn developed and implemented a variety of health-related activities, including wellness seminars, training courses, customized care plans, health and education materials, etc.  Jaclyn’s internship was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Update:  Following her internship, Jaclyn was offered and accepted a position as a Rural Educator Advocate with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services.

 

Chelsea Lear-Ward

_DSC9126From Levant, Maine, Chelsea graduated in May 2015 with a major in Community Health and a minor in Environmental Studies.  As the Recycling Program intern for TerraCycle during the spring 2015 semester, Chelsea was responsible for maintaining this relatively new recycling/upcycling program, collaborating with UMF’s Sustainable Campus Coalition, the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, and community members, and advocating for recycling throughout the campus and the community.  Chelsea’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Julia Lent

Julia LentFrom Rockport, Maine, Julia is majoring in Secondary Education Social Studies and minoring in English.  As an intern with AmeriCorps Learning Works AIMS HIGH Program at Carrabec High School during the summer of 2015, Julia worked with both teachers and administrators, tutors, mentors and nurtures students, developed and executed enrichment activities and lesson plans, developed and implemented needs assessments, conducted community and parent outreach, and facilitated a variety of meetings.  Julia’s internship work was supported by AmeriCorps.

 

 

Nathaniel Libby

From Lincoln, Maine, Nathaniel graduated in May 2015 with a degree in Art.  As the Summer 2015 Intern with the Kingfield POPS, Nathan was involved in the various aspects involved in creating and implementing a large-scale community event such as this.  For example, Nathaniel was involved with social media, marketing, online ticket sales and management, logistics, event set up and tear down, distributing tickets and information to four regional school districts, assisting with publicity, press releases, creative publicity materials, etc.  Nathaniel’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Wyatt McCurdy

A Junior from Freeport, Maine, Wyatt is majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Spanish.  As a summer intern with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust during the summer of 2015, Wyatt participated in a variety of conservation steward functions from trail and remote campsite maintenance to water quality monitoring, FullSizeRenderaquatic plant surveying, and courtesy boat inspections.  Wyatt’s internship work was supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.  (Wyatt is in the center.)

Jessica McKenna

A Sophomore from Farmingdale, Maine, Jessica is an Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major.  As a summer intern with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust during the summer of 2015, Jessica participated in a variety of conservation steward functions from trail and remote campsite maintenance to water quality monitoring, aquatic plant surveying, and courtesy boat inspections.  Jessica’s internship work was supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.  (Jessica is on the right.)

Joseph Menyo

BRCA-Joe and Riley 2A May 2015 graduate, from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Joseph majored in Environmental Policy and Planning at UMF.  As the selected Invasive Aquatic Plant Education and Outreach Intern for the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance during the summer of 2015, Joseph educated lakefront property owners and users about the threat of invasive aquatic plants and administered the organization’s Adopt-A-Shoreline program on Great Pond and Long Pond.  Joseph’s internship work was jointly supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award and Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.  (Joe is in the front of the boat.)

 

 

Cecilia Natale

Celia NataleA Junior majoring in Community Health Education, Cecilia is from Winchester, Massachusetts.  Selected as the After School Program Activity Leader at the Mercer Community Club for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, Cecilia assisted with the organization’s After School Program, which serves children aged 6 to 11.  In addition to helping with the management of activities for the children including games and physical activities both indoors and outside, Celia developed and implemented a play during the spring semester.  Cecilia’s internship work was supported through a donation from a generous donor to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

Ariel Nichols

Ariel NicholsFrom Kennebunk, Maine, Ariel is a Senior at UMF majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning.  During the Summer of 2015, Ariel interned under the Director of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust‘s Camp EcoVenture.  In addition to performing general Camp Counselor duties, Ariel was involved with program implementation responsibilities and tasks.  Ariel’s internship was supported by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Ariel has also been selected for the Field Assistant internship position with Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife during the fall of 2015.  In this role, Ariel is involved with a variety of work, such as sampling of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers, data input, maintenance, and assisting in report writing.  Ariel’s internship work is supported by Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Seth Noonkester

Seth Noonkester-Titcomb - CopyA May 2015 graduate from Acton, Maine, Seth majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration. Selected for the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager internship with Titcomb Mountain during the summer and fall of 2014 and spring of 2015, Seth was involved in a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the Mountain, including learning to operate, repair and maintain the equipment, marketing, assisting with the membership and volunteer programs, assist with the planning and implementation of special events and fundraising activities. Seth’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

Abigail Parkinson

Abigail ParkinsonA Sophomore from Monmouth, Maine, Abigail is majoring in Theatre.  As an intern with AmeriCorps Learning Works AIMS HIGH Program at Carrabec High School this summer, Abigail worked with both teachers and administrators, tutors, mentors and nurtures students, developed and executed enrichment activities and lesson plans, developed and implemented needs assessments, conducted community and parent outreach, and facilitated a variety of meetings.  Abigail’s internship work was supported by AmeriCorps.

 

 

Joshua Richards

Josh shrimp cruise 005A Junior from Damariscotta, Maine, Joshua is majoring in Environmental Science at UMF.  Selected as one of four Aquarium Educator Interns with the Maine State Aquarium during the summer of 2015, Joshua will be involved in a variety of tasks at the Aquarium.  In addition to an array of hands-on learning opportunities with species varieties, the intertidal zone, and lobstering, Joshua also learned the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and was able to talk with research scientists about their work in order to relay this information to the Aquarium’s visitors.  Through working on the floor, giving presentations, and participating in outreach programs, he helped educate the public about different marine species and developed a teaching portfolio.  Joshua also had an opportunity to participate in one of the four legs of the shrimp survey excursions planned for last summer by the Sea Urchin and Northern Shrimp Program.  Joshua’s internship work was jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and donors to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Christopher Roberts

Christopher RobertsFrom Arundel, Maine, Christopher is a Senior at UMF, working on a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education and planning to pursue a career in Counseling Psychology.  Selected as the Expressive Arts Therapies Intern at Belgrade Central School during the spring of 2015, Christopher worked, under the supervision of the Guidance Counselor and Psychotherapist, with children ages 4 to 11 in the school setting, using a variety of therapy methodologies and materials.  Christopher’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Benjamin Rodriguez

Ben RodriguezFrom Readfield, Maine, Ben is a Junior working on a major in History and a minor in International and Global Studies.  Beginning as the Archival Intern for the Temple Historical Society in the fall of 2015, Ben is 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. Ben’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Matthew Rolfson

Matthew RolfsonA Junior majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Matt is serving as the ALPS (Alpine Leadership Pursuits for Skiers and Snowboarders) Program Intern with Carrabassett Valley Academy during the winter 2015/spring 2016 season. In this role, Matt with travel with the team during the season and assist with coaching and logistics and tasks associated with traveling to backcountry ski areas around the world.

 

 

 

Stephanie Schulman

Stephanie SchulmanStephanie, a Senior from Framingham, Massachusetts, is an Arts Administration major at UMF minoring in Art and Business.  Selected as the Marketing , Public Relations and Event Planning Intern for the International Firefighters, Police and Military Winter Games from late summer 2015 through the early winter of 2015-2016, Stephanie works with the Executive Director on day-to-day operations and assists with the detailed planning and execution of next year’s charity event to be held in January of 2016.  Stephanie’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Cassie Scott

Cassie ScottFrom Somerset, Massachusetts, Cassie is a Sophomore majoring in History at UMF.  As a selected Archive Intern with the Maine State Archives during the fall of 2015, Cassie has an opportunity to learn about the history of the State of Maine, as well as preservation and archiving practices, digital archiving, conservation, cataloging and research.  Cassie’s internship is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

 

Cole Smith

Cole Smith-JLLA Senior majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Cole was selected as a Summer Intern on the Operations Team in the Brokerage Department of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Boston, Massachusetts during the summer of 2015.  In this role, Cole had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of work involved with this large commercial real estate firm, from analyzing data on existing and potential markets, creating custom Real Estate and economic market analyses, surveying market trends, etc.  Cole’s internship work was supported by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).  (Cole is 4th from the right.)

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith-MDEPFrom Starks, Maine, Heidi is a Junior with a double major in Environmental Policy and Planning and Community Health Education.  Interning as the Land Resource Regulation Intern with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection during the summer of 2015, Heidi was involved in a wide variety of activities, from assisting with the day-to-day activities of the Land Resource Regulation Department, to assisting in improving license processing procedures, monitoring of legislative activities, field site visits to review citizen complaints or to provide permitting assistance, attending Board of Environmental Protection hearings on appeals of DEP decisions, etc.  Heidi’s internship was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Katrina Smith

Katrina SmithFrom Boothbay, Maine, Katrina, who graduated in May 2015, majored in Anthropology and Sociology.  During the spring of 2015, Katrina interned with the Franklin County Animal Shelter.  In addition to assisting in the care and medical treatment of the animals in the Shelter, Katrina was involved in coordinating volunteers and assisting in the planning, organization, and implementation of community events.  Katrina’s internship was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Update Katrina is now employed as the Cat Adoption Specialist with the Humane Society of the Waterville Area.

Meghan Smith

Meghan Lobster PresentationA Junior from Boothbay, Maine, Meghan is majoring in Elementary Education.  Selected as one of four Aquarium Educator Interns with the Maine State Aquarium during the summer of 2015, Meghan was involved in a variety of tasks at the Aquarium.  In addition to an array of hands-on learning opportunities with species varieties, the intertidal zone, and lobstering, Meghan also learned the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and was able to talk with research scientists about their work in order to relay this information to the Aquarium’s visitors.  Through working on the floor, giving presentations, and participating in outreach programs, she helped educate the public about different marine species and developed a teaching portfolio.  Meghan’s internship work was jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and donors to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Patricia Smith

Patty SmithPatricia is a rising Junior from Gorham, Maine, majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration and minoring in Environmental Studies at UMF.  During the Summer of 2015, Patricia interned under the Director of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust‘s Camp EcoVenture.  In addition to performing general Camp Counselor duties, Patricia was involved with program implementation, marketing, management, and leadership activities.  Patricia’s internship was supported by Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

 

 

Brett Stuard

Brett with sharkFrom Wilton, Maine, Brett is majoring in Biology and plans to be a teacher.  Selected as one of four Aquarium Educator Interns with the Maine State Aquarium during the summer of 2015, Brett was involved in a variety of tasks at the Aquarium.  In addition to an array of hands-on learning opportunities with species varieties, the intertidal zone, and lobstering, Brett also learned the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and was able to talk with research scientists about their work in order to relay this information to the Aquarium’s visitors.  Through working on the floor, giving presentations, and participating in outreach programs, he helped educate the public about different marine species and developed a teaching portfolio.  Brett’s internship work was jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and donors to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Katherine Turpen

Kate Turpen-DRKatherine, a major in History and Secondary Education, with a focus on Social Studies, is from Windham, Maine.  Starting 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 was extended through the fall of 2014, was supported through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation during her initial year and through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award this fall.

Tricia Tzikas

Tricia TzikasA senior from Chelsea, Maine, Tricia is a Business Economics major.  Selected as a 2015 summer intern with Kennebec Savings Bank, Tricia had an opportunity to be involved in several areas of operations including, for example, deposit operations, accounting, and branch operations and items processing.  Tricia’s internship work was supported by Kennebec Savings Bank.

 

 

 

Zachary Vincent

Z Vincent-FCAEZachary, from Standish, Maine, majored in Business Psychology and graduated in May 2015.  Zachary has served as the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Franklin County Adult Education during the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.  In this role, he developed, updated, and implemented social media and marketing strategies for the organization and assisted staff in learning the required skills to maintain those strategies.  Zachary’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Connor Wagner

SONY DSCA Junior from Auburn, Maine, Connor is majoring in History and minoring in International/Global Studies and Political Sciences.  Selected as an Archive/Library Assistant with the Kennebec Historical Society during the summer of 2015, Connor was engaged in a variety of archival and collection duties.  In addition to accepting, inventorying, cataloging, indexing and storing all collection donations and acquisitions, Connor also conducted research on donated items, assisted in developing exhibits for the Society, and helped in identifying items for addition to the collection.  Connor’s internship work was supported by the Kennebec Historical Society.

 

 

Tanner Webb

Tanner WebbA Senior from Readfield, Maine, Tanner is an Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major at UMF.  During the summer of 2015, Tanner worked on two internships, one with the Sebago Trails Paddling Company, and one with Webb and Sons, Inc.  Working with these businesses, Tanner had an opportunity to learn management and marketing strategies and tactics, customer and community relationships, as well as the daily business operations involved in operating a seasonal outdoor recreation business in Maine. Tanner’s internship work was supported by Sebago Trails Paddling Company and Webb and Sons, Inc.

 

Barrett Wilson

Barrett Wilson WEHC with CamperBarrett is a Senior majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  During the summer of 2015, Barrett interned as the Counselor in Training Coordinator with the summer camp program at West End House Camp.  In this role, Barrett was responsible for assisting all Counselor’s in Training to become orientated to the expectations and responsibilities involved in being a camp counselor, serving as a mentor, and assisting all counselors to develop professionalism, positive behavior management, effective teaching techniques, and leadership skills.  Barrett’s internship work was supported by the West End House Camp.

Sarah Winchenbach

Sarah WinchenbachA Junior from Rockport, Maine, Sarah is majoring in English and Creative Writing and minoring in Spanish and Anthropology.  During the spring of 2015, Sarah interned with Alice James Books.   During her internship, Sarah had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including design of the organization’s upcoming newsletter, social media relations/marketing efforts, processing manuscript submissions, and designing magazine advertisements, as well as general business functions/activities. Sarah’s internship work was supported through the T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

 

Jinni Workman

Jinni WorkmanA Senior from Waterville, Maine, Jinni is a Creative Writing Major.  As the selected Upward Bound program intern during the upcoming Fall 2015 semester, Jinni is involved with a variety of Upward Bound program activities such as creating monthly newsletters to students and parents, compiling the Upward Bound Literary Journal for publication, tutoring students in writing and English, writing and designing marketing materials for the Upward Bound and Liberal Studies Bridge programs, writing press releases, etc.  Jinni’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.