The following students worked in internship positions throughout our regional community during the Spring, Summer and Fall 2016 semesters.

Daniel Abbatello

Daniel Abbatello-Bethel Chamber 1A sophomore from South Paris, Maine, Daniel is majoring in Business Economics at UMF.  As the Event and Information Center Assistant for the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce during the summer of 2016, Daniel will assist the Chamber with the myriad details involved in event management, including marketing and social media, volunteer recruitment, and event-day coordination.  Daniel will also assist in the Chamber’s busy Information Center, providing quality customer service.  Daniel’s internship work is supported by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Courtney Alofs

Courtney AlofsFrom Scarborough, Maine, Courtney is a senior at UMF majoring in Political Science and minoring in International and Global Studies and in Coaching.  Selected for the Abstractor internship position with Mills & Mills law firm in Farmington, Courtney began working with document analysis and review, primarily pertaining to real estate records for the firm during the spring semester.  Her internship will continue throughout the summer and upcoming academic year.  Courtney’s internship work is supported by Mills & Mills.

 

 

Marissa Arrigoni

Marissa ArrigoniA senior from Winterport, Maine, Marissa is majoring in Psychology at UMF. As the Site-Based Program Intern for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Marissa worked during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters with high school and college students who are serving 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 was also involved in the organization’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event.

 

 

Drew Bates

A sophomore at UMF, Drew is earning his Alpine Operations Certificate and majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Operations and Terrain Parks Intern at Sunday River during the winter 2016-2017 season, Drew was responsible for several aspects of mountain operations encompassing both park ranger and videographer duties.  Drew’s internship work was supported by Sunday River.

 

 

Audrey Blaufuss

Audrey BlaufussA May 2016 graduate from Toledo, Ohio, Audrey majored in English and Creative Writing.  As the Alice James Books intern during the spring semester, Audrey had the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of functions involved with operating a small printing business.  In addition to coordinating manuscript subscriptions, Audrey designed advertisements and catalogs, assisted with Alice James Books’ newsletter, created press kits, and other responsibilities.  Audrey’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Mena Boyah

Mena BoyahA native of Amesbury, Massachusetts, Mena is a rising senior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning at UMF.  Selected as the Educational Program Intern by Maine Huts and Trails for the spring 2016 season, Mena helped provide quality environmental and experiental learning opportunities for youth groups.  Mena assisted in developing itineraries for youth groups and coordinating those visits, preparing and developing programs, designing and producing program materials.  Mena’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Madelyn Brackett

Madi Bracket-ME State Archives 1A senior from Gorham, Maine, Madelyn is majoring in Anthropology at UMF.  Working as an Archive Intern with the Maine State Archives during the summer of 2016, Madelyn will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the State of Maine, as well as learn the Archives’ preservation and archiving practices, while aiding staff members with projects such as:  digital archiving; conservation; cataloging; and research.  Madelyn’s internship work with the Archives is supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

Tad Caldwell

From Turner, Maine, Tad is a junior Geography major at UMF.  Having secured a GIS Intern position with the Auburn Water and Sewer District for the summer of 2016, Tad will gain hands-on experience in utilizing GIS and in GPS mapping.  Tad will undertake tasks to perform GIS updates and corrections to accurately map meters, etc., collect data in the field for routine testing and inspections programs, and assist the District in developing an electronic work order system integrated with GIS.  Tad’s internship is supported by the Auburn Water and Sewer District.

Love Call

Love Call-OSHM 1A rising senior majoring in English at UMF, Love is continuing her work from the spring 2016 semester as the Research Room Intern at the Maine State Archives.  In this role, Love has the opportunity to learn about the history of Maine, as well as preservation and archiving practices.  She is also assisting staff with projects such as digital archiving, conservation, cataloging, and research.  Love’s internship work with the Archives is supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

Love is also interning as the Media Conversion and Accessioning Technician with the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum during the summer of 2016.  Through a partnership between the Museum and the Maine State Library, Love will serve in a key role on a project involving the accessioning and digitization of various media that is now in the Museum’s collection. Receiving training in the process of converting various accessions into digital formats using equipment at the Maine State Library, Love will assist in the conversion of identified archived material into digital format and be trained to archive the converted media into the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum’s accessions software program.  Love’s internship work on this project with the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is supported by UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Nicholas Cartmell

Nichols CartmellA junior majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Nick secured an internship position as the Camp Maintenance Manager this summer with the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Three Mile Island Camp.  In this role, Nick will be involved in a broad range of activities from communications with campers, crew members and outside vendors, to scheduling the maintenance and renovation tasks for the summer, managing the maintenance crew and working with the accounting department and assisting the Manager.

 

 

Amanda Ciufecu

From North Franklin, Connecticut, Amanda a junior double majoring in English and Creative Writing.  As the Alice James Books intern during the spring semester, Amanda had the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of functions involved with operating a small printing business.  In addition to coordinating manuscript subscriptions, Amanda designed advertisements and catalogs, assisted with Alice James Books’ newsletter, created press kits, and other responsibilities.  Amanda’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Joy Cognata

Joy CognataA native of New Jersey, Joy is a rising junior at UMF majoring in Business Psychology, with a minor in Health and Medicine.  Having secured a position as the Business Operations Intern for Diomede Enterprises during the summer of 2016, Joy will gain hands-on experience with several facets of business operations, from customer service and office management to vendor relations, purchasing, sales, marketing management, provisioning and project  management.  Joy’s internship is supported by Diomede Enterprises.

 

 

Holden Cooksen

image-1A May 2016 graduate, Holden majored in in Environmental Policy & Planning at UMF.  During the spring 2016 semester he worked as the Composting Program Intern with the Farmington Composting Cooperative.  The first collaborative composting project in the state, the Cooperative involves the Town of Farmington, UMF, Aramark, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  Holden’s role with the cooperative was to explore the operations of the compost operation from a range of economic, biochemical, ecological, and sustainability perspectives.  Holden’s internship work, which was supported by Aramark Dining Services, provided the foundation for a research project for which Holden received a Wilson scholar award.

Holland Corson

Holland Corson-KHS 1A Junior majoring in English from Kingfield, Maine, Holland interned as an Archive/Library Assistant with the Kennebec Historical Society during the summer of 2015 and was hired to intern with them once again for the summer of 2016.  In addition to accepting, inventorying, cataloging, indexing and storing all collection donations and acquisitions, Holland will also conduct research on donated items, assist in developing exhibits for the Society, and help in identifying items for addition to the collection.  Holland’s internship work is supported by the Kennebec Historical Society.

 

 

Paige Davis

Paige DavisFrom Turner, Maine, Paige graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Community Health Education.  As the Project Intern for Healthy Community Coalition during the summer of 2016, Paige will work on a variety of activities associated with the development and implementation of an after-school pilot fitness program with Physical Education staff at Mt. Blue RSD schools, MSAD 58 schools or Stratton School, including Fitness Testing data collection.  Paige’s internship work is supported through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

 

 

Christopher DeLisle

A junior from Rome, Maine, Christopher is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  Selected for an internship as an On Site Representative with Skydive New England during the summer of 2016, Christopher will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in all areas related to operating a Skydiving Learning Center and Extreme Resort, including working directly with customers and management and team leaders in Sales and Marketing, Recreation Planning, Customer Service, and Scheduling.  Christopher’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Jeremy Demers

Jeremy Demers-2016From Boscawen, New Hampshire, Jeremy graduated in May 2016, with a major in Business Economics.  Jeremy was the Economic Analysis Intern for Franklin County Adult Education during the spring 2016 semester.  In this role, Jeremy developed a methodology for assessing the economic impact of the organization on Franklin County, gathered the required data to complete the assessment, and compiled a report on Franklin County Adult Education’s economic impact to be distributed to state and local stakeholders.  Jeremy’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Andrew Devine

A Sophomore majoring in History at UMF, Andrew interned as the Curatorial Research Assistant with the Farmington Historical Society during the fall semester.  In this role, Andrew assisted with the inventory and archiving of the Historical Society’s extensive collection.  Andrew’s internship work was supported by a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

 

 

Conor Doherty

A senior Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major, Conor worked as the ALPS (Alpine Leadership Pursuits for Skiers and Snowboarders) Program Intern with Carrabassett Valley Academy during the winter 2016/spring 2017 season. In this role, Conor had the opportunity to travel with the team during the season and assisted with coaching as well as with logistics and tasks associated with traveling to backcountry ski areas around the world.  Conor’s internship work was supported by Carrabassett Valley Academy and an Intern Award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

Peter Doucette

A senior from Brunswick, Maine, Peter is majoring in Environmental Policy & Planning and minoring in Coaching.  Peter worked as the Composting Program Intern with the Farmington Composting Cooperative. In this role, Peter had the opportunity to have an opportunity to explore compost operations from a range of economic, biochemical, ecological and sustainability perspectives. Peter’s internship work was supported by an Intern Award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

Jesse Enos

Jesse Enos-MSAquarium 1A sophomore from Rome, Maine, Jesse is majoring in Secondary Education at UMF with concentrations in Chemistry and History.  Selected as an Aquarium Educator with the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor during the summer of 2016, Jesse 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, he will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and be 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 will be involved in educating the public about different marine species and developing a teaching portfolio.  Jesse’s internship work is jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

John D. Evans

A senior majoring in Alpine Operations and Community Health Education.  As the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager intern with Titcomb Mountain during the fall of 2016, John – “JD” –  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.  JD’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.  JD’s internship work is supported by an Intern Award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.  (John is on the right)

Kenneth Ryan Fairbanks

Kenneth Ryan FairbanksA senior at UMF majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration and Alpine Ops, Ryan was selected as the Marketing, Events, and Instructor Internship with Lost Valley Ski Resort for the 2015-2016 season.  In this role, Ryan was involved in a broad range of activities related to operating a regional ski resort from marketing to social media, event planning, and ski and snowboard instruction.  Ryan’s internship work was supported by Lost Valley Ski Resort.

During the summer of 2016, Ryan will be interning with the Town of Lisbon, Maine’s Parks and Recreation Department.  As the Assistant Director for their Summer Camp Program, Ryan will learn about all aspects of the operations of this program. Working with the Recreation Camp Supervisor and Counselors, Ryan will help develop a recreation program providing activities that are of a wholesome nature designed to build self esteem, teach participants to get along with one another, teach new skills, teach the ideals of fair play and good sportsmanship.  He will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of a working line item budget and exposure to the hiring and training of personnel practices.  Ryan’s internship work is being supported by the Lisbon Parks and Recreation Department.

Hayley Fortier

Hayley Fortier

A rising senior 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 worked during the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters with high school and college students who are serving 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 was also involved in the organization’s annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event.

 

Courtney Fowler

Courtney Fowler-Family Affair 3A senior majoring in Business Economics with a minor in Culture, Meaning and Society, Courtney is from Greensboro, North Carolina.  Having secured an intern position as the Event Management Assistant for A Family Affair of Maine during the summer of 2016, Courtney will assist and learn about all aspects leading up to and during an event or wedding.  Courtney will learn the functions involved in operating such a business including behind-the-scenes office work, planning, logistics and scheduling.  Courtney’s internship is supported by A Family Affair of Maine.

Tristan Frye

Tristan is in his sophomore year at UMF.  An undeclared Liberal Arts major, Tristan is also earning his certificate in Alpine Operations.  Tristan performed two internships during the 2016-2017 winter season.  As a Social Media Development intern for Ski Depot, Tristan worked on improving the business’s social media accounts and explored new technologies to help boost sales.  As the Rental Shop Intern at Sugarloaf during the 2016-2017 winter season, Tristan had a wide variety of responsibilities from serving as a ski technician and equipment rentals to some managerial aspects.  Tristan’s internships were supported by Ski Depot and by Sugarloaf, respectively.

Tyler Gadaire

A senior from Easton, Maine, Tyler is majoring in Creative Writing and English, as well as with the Honors program.  As the Alice James Books intern during the fall semester, Tyler had the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of functions involved with operating a small printing business.  In addition to coordinating manuscript subscriptions, Amanda designed advertisements and catalogs, assisted with Alice James Books’ newsletter, created press kits, and other responsibilities.  Tyler’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Divin Gatera

Divin Gatera-TRC 2 - CopyA junior, majoring in Business Economics at UMF, Divin secured a position as a Project Accountant during the summer of 2016 with TRC Solutions in Augusta, Maine.  to support the company’s centralized Project Accounting and Billing activities based in their Augusta office.  In addition to gaining hands-on experience in business finance, Divin will have the opportunity to be involved in an innovation-based project that will support TRC’s growth objectives.

Rachel Goding

Rachel GodingA native of Livermore Falls, Maine, Rachel is a rising senior at UMF majoring in History, with a minor in International and Global Studies.  As the Historical Interpreter and Education Assistant at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center during the spring and early summer of 2016, Rachel will learn how to teach history by doing, using living history techniques to share information about the historical buildings, the Washburn family, agricultural methods, and the way people lived in the 1800’s.

 

 

Rico Gortmans

Rico GortmansA senior from Jay, Maine, Rico is majoring in Political Science at UMF.  Selected for an internship with the District Attorney’s Office for Prosecutorial District 3 for the summer of 2016, Rico will work with all aspects of the District Attorney’s Office, but specifically focus on various research projects, transcribing witness interviews and telephonic recordings, and providing clerical assistance; such as filing and organizing the daily dockets.  Rico will also be provided with opportunities to observe the daily dockets and trials.  Rico’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Thomas Grady

Tom Grady-1A senior, Tom is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  As the Business Intern with Avery Glidden Construction in Palermo, Maine during the summer of 2016, Tom will gain experience in the general business operations and management of this company, including customer service, estimating, budgeting, and calculating profit and loss, planning to increase profitability, marketing and management.  Also, as the 3rd man on the crew, Tom’s internship will include a lot of hands-on work from concrete work to landscaping and learning the mathematics involved with working with a variety of different types of measurement.  Tom’s internship is supported by Avery Glidden Construction.

 

Katherine Greenlaw

Katherine Greenlaw-RLHT 1A sophomore, Katherine is majoring in Biology on the pre-professional track at UMF.  As a Stewardship Intern with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust during the summer of 2016, Katherine will assist in RLHT’s stewardship efforts, which include management of forested woodlands, outdoor recreation opportunities and environmental monitoring and education.  Katherine will be involved in a variety of conservation stewardship functions including, for example: trail and remote campsite maintenance, water quality monitoring, aquatic plant surveying, courtesy boat inspections, and assisting with special events.  Katherine’s internship work is supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Derek Guerette

A senior at UMF, Derek is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Computer Science.  As an intern withe Franklin County Children’s Task Force during the fall of 2016, Derek assisted in a wide range of activities including shadowing home visits, working with local advisory groups and with issues and grants related to child neglect and abuse.  Derek’s internship work was supported by an Intern Award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

 

 

Allyson Hammond

Allyson HammondA rising sophomore from Auburn, Maine, Allyson is majoring in Psychology at UMF.  Selected as a Residential Crisis Worker intern with the Crisis and Counseling Centers for the summer of 2016, Allyson will be trained to handle client services from admission through to discharge, including treatment planning and group facilitation and risk assessment.  Through her internship, Allyson will support clients who are in crisis and placed in a short term crisis stabilization units.  Providing a 1-7 day stay, this voluntary program is for clients who are not suitable for an inpatient psychiatric admit but are not ready to return to their own home or community setting due to mental health symptom management or safety concerns.  Allyson’s internship work is supported by the Crisis and Counseling Centers.

Larissa Hannan

Larissa Hannan-Community Dental 1From Montville, Maine, Larissa is a junior at UMF majoring in Community Health with a minor in Health and Medicine.  As the Oral Health Program Intern at Community Dental for the summer of 2016, Larissa will support staff working on the Maine Oral Health Funders Grant in Franklin and Oxford  Counties to ensure smooth and efficient daily flow of work on community programs that promote oral health for children prenatal to aged 9.   Larissa’s internship is supported by Community Dental.

 

 

 

Marisa Hanning

Marisa HanningA May 2016 graduate, Marisa majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  During the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, Marisa interned with the Carrabassett Valley Academy.  Her work with CVA included coaching as well as marketing and administrative responsibilities.  Marisa’s internship work was supported by Carrabassett Valley Academy.

 

 

 

 

Cherylon Hayden

Cherylon HaydenA senior from Stratton Maine, Cherylon is majoring in Biology at UMF.  Selected as an Aquarium Educator with the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor during the summer of 2016, Cherylon 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, she will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and be 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 will be involved in educating the public about different marine species and developing a teaching portfolio.  Cherylon’s internship work is jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Adam Hewins

Adam Hewins-AJB 1A rising senior from Bangor, Maine, Adam is majoring in Creative Writing at UMF.   Selected as an Alice James Books intern during the summer 2016 semester, Adam will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of functions involved with operating a small printing business.  In addition to coordinating manuscript subscriptions, Adam may also get experience in designing advertisements and catalogs, assisting with Alice James Books’ newsletter, creating press kits, and other responsibilities.  Adam’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Chloe Hoecker

Chloe Hoecker-CMBG 5Chloe is a rising sophomore from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Geology at UMF.  As the summer 2016 Events and Group Tours Assistant at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Chloe will gain hands-on experience in all facets of managing group tours and events and will have the opportunity to learn about marketing, selling, planning and implementing special events, including weddings, group tour services and exceptional client interactions as well as providing support for a variety of special projects in the department.

 

 

 

Jack Holland

Jack Holland-Alba-Technic 1From Middletown, Rhode Island, Jack graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Business Economics.  Selected as the Administration and Marketing Intern during the spring 2016 semester for Alba-Technic, a new start-up company, Jack had an opportunity to assist with and learn a wide variety of business functions, from finances, to administering grants, marketing and social media, to assisting the CEO with projects pertaining to the new company’s development.  Jack’s internship work was supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Haley Jaramillo

Haley Jaramillo-SWTA junior from Hallowell, Maine, Haley is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning with minors in Political Science and Environmental Studies and is undertaking 2 internships during the summer of 2016.  Selected as the Conservation Intern by Somerset Woods Trustees, Haley will be working on several projects related to conservation easement stewardship, trail development, kiosk construction and maintenance.  Haley will also assist the Executive Director in developing a county-wide conservation priority plan using site visits and GIS map generation.  Haley’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.  (Haley on the left with Nancy Williams, Executive Director of Somerset Woods Trustees.)

Haley is also interning with the City of Gardiner this summer.  In this role, Haley will be involved with a variety of municipal tasks and gain experience in policy, clean-up, special projects, redevelopment of contaminated sites, etc.  Haley’s internship work is supported by the City of Gardiner, Maine.

Kathleen Joseph

IMG_9305 (2)A native or Norwell, Massachusetts, Kathleen, “Katie,” is a Secondary Education major at UMF with a concentration in History and Social Studies.  Having secured a position during the summer as a Museum Education and public Programs Intern for the Plimouth Plantation, Katie will have an opportunity to gain invaluable museum education and program development experience.  Katie will work alongside Public Programs and School Services staff planning and implementing on-site public programs for diverse audiences as well as summer day camps.  She will also be able to use her academic knowledge of education, museums, history or culture to research, develop, teach and evaluate an original public program under the supervision of the Director of Public Programs and School Services. Additionally, she will collaborate with other interns in the 2016 summer class on an assigned, museum-wide project based on a selected interpretive theme. Katie’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Connor Joy

Connor Joy-Sebago Trails 1From Windham, Maine, Connor graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As a 2016 summer intern with Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Connor will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the daily business operations of a seasonal outdoor recreational business in Maine, with a focus on management and marketing strategies and tactics, as well as customer service and community relationships.  Connor’s internship work is supported by Sebago Trails Paddling Company.

 

 

Benjamin Keene

Benjamin Keene-Androscoggin Bank 4A senior majoring in Business Economics, Ben was selected as the IT & Information Systems Summer 2016 Intern for Androscoggin Bank in Lewiston, Maine.  Working under the supervision of the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Bank, Ben will be involved in inventorying the Bank’s assets as well as troubleshooting basic employee IT issues and working with staff to gain knowledge in hardware, software, and networking.

 

 

 

Gregory King

Greg King 2016A May 2016 graduate with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Greg was selected as the Program Manager for Pine Tree Camp during the spring of 2016.  In addition to operational responsibilities such as coordinating the visits of volunteer groups and specialized groups to the Camp, assisting the Camp Director with scheduling, planning and implementing all camps special events, Greg promoted camp retreats to potential groups, worked with the Camp Director to develop and implement new program opportunities for year-round programming, and worked with the Marketing and Development Department to develop new marketing materials to increase retreat groups.  Greg’s internship work was supported by Pine Tree Camp.

Joshua Kramer

From Marlborough, Connecticut,  Joshua is a sophomore at UMF majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As a Rental Equipment and Technician Intern with Sugarloaf during the 2016-2017 winter season, Joshua assisted with renting equipment through Sugarloaf’s Rental Shop, inventorying all equipment, and serving as a technicianon all rental equipment. Joshua’s internship work was supported by Sugarloaf.

 

 

 

David Labbe

From Waterville, Maine, David graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  In his role as the Farmington Parks and Recreation Department’s Assistant during the spring and summer of 2016, David will have the opportunity to be involved in virtually all functional areas of the department from administration, to program development and supervision, to marketing and community outreach, as well as park and building maintenance.  David’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

Stephanie LaFreniere

Stephanie LaFreniere-FarmPubLib 1A rising senior, Stephanie is majoring in Creative Writing and English at UMF.  Selected as a Library Intern with the Farmington Public Library for the summer of 2016, Stephanie will have an opportunity learn a variety of functional areas by rotating through several library service areas, such as circulation, reference, inter-library loan, reader’s advisory, serials, and cataloging.  She will also be able to gain teaching experience if interested, and will work on a special project during her internship (e.g., collection analysis, weeding, shifting, creating signage).  Stephanie’s internship work is supported by a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Ashley LaPoint

Ashley LaPoint-Sunday River 3A rising senior from Central Square, New York, Ashley is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  As the Perfect Turn and Event Planning Intern with Sunday River during the winter and this spring, Ashley was able to be involved with diverse aspects of the ski school, including the business side of the operations.  Ashley also had an opportunity to assist in the planning and execution of events at Sunday River this season.  Ashley’s internship work was supported by Sunday River.

Eva Linehan

Eva LinehanA sophomore international student from Ballincollig, County Cork, Ireland, Eva is majoring in Zoology and is studying at UMF during the spring and summer of 2016.   Selected as an Aquarium Educator with the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor during the summer of 2016, Eva 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, she will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of teaching through living history interpretation and be 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 will be involved in educating the public about different marine species and developing a teaching portfolio.  Eva’s internship work is jointly supported by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Cashel Lisse

Cashel LisseA senior majoring in Creative Writing at UMF, Cashel is interning with Alice James Books during the summer of 2016.  Through this experience, Cashel will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of functions involved with operating a small printing business.  In addition to coordinating manuscript subscriptions, she may also get experience in designing advertisements and catalogs, assisting with Alice James Books’ newsletter, creating press kits, and other responsibilities.  Cashel’s internship work is supported by an intern award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

Taron Mazza

Taron MazzaA junior majoring in Business Economics, Taron was selected for a marketing and business operations internship with The Senior Planning Center in Farmington for the summer of 2016.  Through this work, Taron will learn about the insurance industry and market and gain hands-on business experience.  In addition to gaining hands-on experience in marketing, Taron will assist with working with clients, graphic design work, mailings, etc, and may have opportunities to do some limited work in the field.  Taron’s internship work is supported by The Senior Planning Center.

 

Jon Andrew McCabe

Jon McCabe -Sabrina FisheriesA May 2016 graduate from UMF with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Andrew worked during the spring 2016 as the Business Management Intern with Sabrina Fisheries Corporation.  Based in Massachusetts and Boca Grande, Florida, Andrew’s internship work was through their Florida location.  Through his internship, Andrew had an opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of business management skills from trip and event planning and scheduling, customer service, budgeting, marketing, and marina operations management.  Andrew’s internship was supported by Sabrina Fisheries Corporation.

Heather McDonald

Heather McDonaldA sophomore from Farmington, Maine, Heather is majoring in Psychology at UMF.  As the Marketing/PR and Event Planning Intern for the International Fire, Police and Military Winter Games for the late summer 2016 through January 2017 event planning and implementation season, Heather will work with the organization’s Executive Director on day-to-day operations and assist with the detailed planning and execution of the January 2017charity event.  Heather’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Anastasia McFadden-Foy

Anastasia McFadden-Foy-HGHW 1A senior from Liberty, Maine, Anastasia is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women and Gender Studies at UMF.  Anastasia will be working as an an intern during the summer of 2016 with Hardy Girls Healthy Women in Waterville, Maine.  Through this experience, Anastasia will be involved in virtually all operational aspects of this non-profit organization, from performing administrative duties, to curriculum review and development,coordination, staffing, and content creation for a week-long summer camp, and grant research, reporting, and writing as well as marketing support through social media, blogging, and email.  Anastasia’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Thomas McGowan

Thomas McGowan-CBRE 1A junior majoring in Business Economics at UMF, Thomas is from Windham, Maine.  Having secured a position as a Brokerage Intern with CBRE/The Boulos Company in Portland Maine during the summer of 2016, Thomas will have an opportunity to learn about the commercial real estate brokerage business through assisting members of the brokerage team with all brokerage-related duties such as conducting research on properties, developing mailing lists for properties, marketing listings, etc.  Thomas’s internship work is supported by CBRE/The Boulos Company.

 

Joseph Needle

Joseph Needle-FHSocietyA senior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science at UMF, Joseph has been selected as the Curatorial Research Assistant for the Farmington Historical Society during the summer of 2016.  In this role, Joseph will be able to assist with the inventory and archiving of items belonging to the Historical Society, a collection that includes thousands of photographs, which must be identified and archived, as well as written documents and artifacts donated to the museum.  In conjunction with the Historical Society Joseph will have the opportunity to help determine which specific duties their internship will entail from a wide variety of project options.  Joseph’s internship work is supported by an intern award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Maria Noyola

A senior from the Sanford, Maine area, Maria is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  Maria was selected as the Sales Intern at Sugarloaf during the 2016-2017 sinter season.  In this role, Maria interacted with Sugarloaf’s retail, group and conference sales operations for promoting sales of skiing, golf, activities, lodging and function events.  Maria’a  internship work was supported by Sugarloaf.

 

 

 

 

Timothy Pacini

Timothy PaciniFrom Methuen, Massachusetts, Timothy is a junior at UMF majoring in Environmental Science.  As a Stewardship and Camp EcoVenture intern with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust during the summer of 2016, Timothy is responsible for Camp related work as well as some Stewardship duties.  Camp EcoVenture responsibilities include helping to ensure the smooth daily operation of the camp and for the direct supervision and safety of the campers.  In addition to general camp counselor duties such as preparing the season and daily schedules and inspecting, organizing and maintaining all field equipment, Timothy will also work with the Camp Director to develop and implement policies as necessary, with the Stewardship Director to implement base camp maintenance and repair projects and be responsible for program implementation duties, including serving as the first-line of communication with the parents of campers.  Timothy’s Stewardship responsibilities will include collecting boat launch survey data, educating boaters about invasive aquatic plants, and teaching them how to inspect their boats.  Timothy’s internship work is supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Andreas Panagore

Andreas Panagore 2From Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Andreas graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration .  As the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager intern with Titcomb Mountain during the spring of 2016, Andy 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.  Andy’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Jocelia Pease

Jocelia Pease-Nordica 2A rising senior from Lexington Township, Maine, Jocelia “Josie” is majoring in Sociology and Anthropology at UMF.  Josie is doing her internship as the Curatorial Research Assistant during the spring and summer of 2016 with the Nordica Memorial Association in Farmington.  In this role, she will be assisting with the creation of a detailed digital inventory of the Nordica Homestead Museum and will be trained to properly handle, describe and measure a wide variety of museum artifacts.  Josie’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Ellie Pinto

A sophomore from Essex Junction, Vermont, Elliw is majoring in Computer Sciences, with a concentration in Health Information Systems. As the Website and Social Media Coordinator for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce during the fall 2016, Ellie’s work involved optimizing the website by editing existing pages and creating more dynamic and engaging material for its audience and to increase the number of likes and build a bigger audience for the Chamber’s Facebook page.  Ellie’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

 

 

Laura Pulito

Laura Pulito-RLHT EV 1From Bridgton, Maine, Laura is a junior majoring in Secondary Education, with a concentration in English, and minoring in Environmental Studies.  Interning as a summer 2016 Camp EcoVenture Counselor with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Laura is responsible for helping to ensure the smooth daily operation of the camp and for the direct supervision and safety of the campers.  In addition to general camp counselor duties such as preparing the season and daily schedules and inspecting, organizing and maintaining all field equipment, Laura will also work with the Camp Director to develop and implement policies as necessary, with the Stewardship Director to implement base camp maintenance and repair projects and be responsible for program implementation duties, including serving as the first-line of communication with the parents of campers.  Laura’s internship work is supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Thomas Reid

A rising junior from Mansfield, Massachusetts, Thomas is an Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major at UMF.  Thomas performed two internships during 2016.  As a Project Coordinator for GetFused in Boston, Massachusetts during the summer of 2016, Thomas learned some primary business operation functions.  In addition to helping support the project management team on project related task management, he learned about and work with internal task management systems, communicate with the team of developers and designers to identify and resolve issues and provide client project support.  Thomas also worked as the Resort Operations Intern at Mt. Abram Resort during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In this role, Thomas gained experience in several facets of ski resort operations, from marketing, rentals, and retail sales to snow management.  Thomas’s internships were supported by Getfused and Mt. Abram Resort, respectively.

Aaron Rivard

Aaron Rivard-WCC 1An Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major at UMF, Aaron graduated in May 2016.  Selected as the General Manager Training Intern by the Waterville Country Club during the summer of 2016, Aaron will have the opportunity to train under the current General Manager and learn all facets of managing a Country Club and develop the interpersonal skills that are key to succeeding in such a position.  Aaron’s responsibilities will consist of both administrative back office functions and hands on Pro Shop sales and service.  While all of these functions will require training, the end objective is for the intern to be able to run the basic office functions of A/R, A/P, personnel, payroll and inventory management.  In addition to the general office duties, Aaron will also be trained in the Pro Shop learning how to select and market our products and provide the absolute best in customer service for all members and guests. Aaron’s internship is supported by the Waterville Country Club.

Benjamin Rodriguez

Ben Rodriguez-Temple Hist SocFrom Readfield, Maine, Ben is a rising senior majoring in History and minoring in International and Global Studies at UMF.  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 rising senior majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Matt worked 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 traveled with the team during the season and assisted with coaching as well as with logistics and tasks associated with traveling to backcountry ski areas around the world.  Matt’s internship work was supported by Carrabassett Valley Academy.

 

 

Adrian Ryan

IMG_0376 (2)From Berwick, Maine, Adrian graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  During the spring 2016 semester, Adrian worked as the Operational and Management Intern at the White Sands Cove Resort in Belize.  This internship provided Adrian an opportunity to be directly involved a variety of operational, marketing, and financial aspects of managing an international resort.  Adrian’s internship work was supported by the White Sands Cove Resort.

Stephanie Schulman

Stephanie SchulmanStephanie, from Framingham, Massachusetts, graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Arts Administration and minor 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 January, 2016, Stephanie worked with the Executive Director of the organization on day-to-day operations and assisted with the detailed planning and execution of the January 2016 charity event.  Stephanie’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Katherine Smedberg

Kat Smedberg-Cianbro 3A rising senior from Burnham, Maine, Katherine, “Kat,” is a Business Economics major at UMF.  Securing a Finance Intern position for the summer of 2016 with Cianbro in Pittsfield, Maine, Kat will gain hands-on experience in the business operations of a large company.  Kat’s work will include cost forecasting for overhead departments and projects, participating in operations reviews, monthly CTC’s/forecasts and quarterly Business Reviews, and annual budget analysis including business unit and department support using financial systems.  Kat’s internship work is supported by Cianbro.

Meghan Smith

Meghan Smith-HGLCA native of Boothbay, Maine, Meghan is graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education.  Selected as a 2016 Summer Camp Marine Education Intern with the Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, Maine, Meghan will help manage the camp through her program, education, and administrative responsibilities.  Through this internship, Meghan will gain valuable marine science experience, teaching experience, and develop leadership skills.  Meghan’s internship work is supported by the Herring Gut Learning Center.

 

Jedediah Stevens

Jed Stevens-OSHM 1A rising sophomore from Coplin Plantation, Maine, Jedediah is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration at UMF.  Selected by the Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum as its 2016 summer Docent and Museum Assistant, Jedediah will assist in all aspects of the operation of this small regional non-profit museum, including, for example: providing brief introductory tours, operating the front desk, assisting with exhibit construction and enhancement, accessioning donated artifacts, assisting with the operation of the Museum’s archives, and performing occasional light maintenance of the Museum, artifacts, and exhibits.  Jedediah’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

Nicolas Stringos

Nicolas StringosA rising senior from Canaan, Maine, Nicolas is majoring in Actuarial Sciences at UMF.  Selected as the Treasurer for the Phillips Public Library during the spring 2016 semester, Nicolas was responsible for managing the Library’s accounts, handling all accounts payable duties, and presenting financial reports and updates to the Board of Directors, as well as assisting in the preparation of the organization’s IRS Form 990 for filing.

 

 

 

Travis St. Pierre

An Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major, Travis worked as the Snowsports Instruction Intern at Shawnee Peak during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In this role, Travis worked both as a snowboard instructor and as an instructor clinic leader.  Travis’s internship work was supported by Shawnee Peak.

 

 

 

 

Casey Taylor

Majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration and also working on his Alpine Operations Certificate, Casey Taylor worked with The Riders Club as their Program Operations Intern at Titcomb Mountain during the 2016-2017 winter season.  In this role, Casey had an opportunity to learn and apply professional coaching strategies, terrain park management skills, and event organization and management skills.  Casey’s internship work was supported by an intern award through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

 

 

Mac Swanson

Mac Swanson-Sebago Trails 1A junior from Turner, Maine, Mac is majoring in Business Economics at UMF.  As a 2016 summer intern with Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Mac will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the daily business operations of a seasonal outdoor recreational business in Maine, with a focus on management and marketing strategies and tactics, as well as events, customer service and community relationships.  Mac’s internship work is supported by Sebago Trails Paddling Company.

Cheyenne VanDooren

A senior from Salem New Hampshire, Cheyenne is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and minoring in Culture, meaning and Society.  As the Farm and Projects Intern at Rustic Roots during the fall 2016 semester, Cheyenne learned about food production by working alongside the farmer to complete farm tasks such as transplanting, greenhouse planting, weeding, harvesting, and end of season field maintenance.  She also assisted with evaluating farm data collected over the course of the season to determine specific crop yields and profitability.  Cheyenne’s internship work was supported by a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Mercedes Welch

A senior from Embden, Maine, Mercedes – “Macy” – is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Guest Services Representative intern at Sugarloaf during the 2016-2017 winter season, Macy worked in a frontline position, interacting with guests daily to provide accurate information about everything happening on the resort, including weather conditions, updates on snow surfaces, bus schedules, etc.    Macy’s internship work was supported by Sugarloaf.

Dakota Williams

Dakota Williams-RLHT EV 1Dakota is a rising sophomore from Phillips, Maine, majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning at UMF.  Interning as a summer 2016 Camp EcoVenture Counselor with the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Dakota is responsible for helping to ensure the smooth daily operation of the camp and for the direct supervision and safety of the campers.  In addition to general camp counselor duties such as preparing the season and daily schedules and inspecting, organizing and maintaining all field equipment, Dakota will also work with the Camp Director to develop and implement policies as necessary, with the Stewardship Director to implement base camp maintenance and repair projects and be responsible for program implementation duties, including serving as the first-line of communication with the parents of campers.  Dakota’s internship work is supported by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust.

Christopher Wren

Christopher WrenA Junior from Gardiner, Maine, Christopher is majoring in Computer Science at UMF.  Interning as the Website and Social Media Coordinator for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce during the summer of 2016, Christopher will work to optimize the Chamber’s website by editing existing pages and creating more dynamic and engaging material for its audience, as well as on the Chamber’s Facebook page to increase ‘likes’ and build a bigger audience.  Christopher will also be involved in implementing strategies to help drive traffic to the website and a marketing strategy for the Chamber’s Facebook page.   Christopher’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Franklin Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Timothy York

Timothy York-Kieve 4A May 2016 graduate from Jay, Maine, Timothy majored in Environmental Geoscience at UMF.  As a summer 2016 Head Bunk Counselor/Trip Leader for Kieve-Wavus Education’s Kieve Camp for Boys, Timothy will have the opportunity to develop both personal leadership and community development.   Working closely with the Camp directors, Trip Directors, and Health Care Manager, Timothy will be responsible for one cabin of campers and for leading wilderness trips of varying length from one night to 21 nights for each of their cabins.  In his role at Kieve Camp,Timothy will be a role model of the behaviors and values that are the mission of Kieve-Wavus Education:  kindness and respect for others and environmental stewardship.  By holding themselves and all those around them to the standard that “everyone and everything has the right to be treated with kindness and respect,” Timothy will help foster the character development that is the underlying goal behind all of the experiences at Kieve-Wavus, both in camp and on the trips.  Timothy’s internship work is supported by Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc.

Jiaqi Zha

Lydia ZhaJiaqi “Lydia,” graduated from UMF in May 2016 with a degree in Business and Finance.  An international student and native of Beijing, China, Lydia interned as a project assistant with Maine Rural Partners during the spring of 2016.  As a Project Assistant for the Maine Rural Scorecard project, Lydia designed a survey to be utilized in collecting data, reporting templates, and educational flyers on the use of broadband.  Lydia’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.