Employer: Franklin County Children’s Task Force
Internship Number: 548
Internship Title: Business Operations Intern
Location: Farmington, Maine
Period of Engagement: Summer and/or Fall
Compensation: Paid
Description of the Internship:
The Franklin County Children’s Task Force (FCCTF) is a private, not-for-profit corporation committed to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect through mobilizing community resources and advocating for and providing services that promote healthy children and families.

Internships at FCCTF are offered periodically and are dependent upon the agency’s program scheduling.  Accordingly, students interested in doing an internship with FCCTF should contact UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement to determine when the agency will next be sponsoring an internship.

For more information on the Franklin County Children’s Task Force, visit their website at:  http://www.fcctf.org/

The internship plan for the business operations internwill include core components of grant writing, accounting, and marketing.  Specific responsibilities in each of these functional areas are as follows:


  • Monthly reconciliations
  • Monthly reports for each class
  • Accounting/Budgeting
  • Monthly review of status of budgets
  • Classification and line item identification based on already established budgets
  • Attendance at finance meetings at the FCCTF
  • Revising budgets when needed

Grant Writing:

  • Establishing budgets based on work plans or goals
  • Reviewing the work plan for CAN MOU, Maine Families Standards of Practice, and other private grants


  • Assist with marketing for Parent Education, Parent Café’s, Breastfeeding Support Group, and Childbirth Education Group
  • Marketing for the 21st Century Kids of FRANKLIN in both RSU 58 and RSU 9 schools

In addition, the selected intern will have an opportunity to engage in professional development activities by attending one statewide Maine Families Program Manager Meeting, one CAN DEMO meeting, and one 21st Century Leadership and State Program meeting.

  • Good communication (verbal and writing) skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact and work well with diverse people including clientele, staff, volunteers and the general public;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Business, accounting coursework
  • Marketing coursework and/or experience
  • Strong work ethic; self-starter;
  • Interest and/or experience in working with children and families
  • Psychology coursework not required, but helpful
Application Process:
Application is made through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.
Complete and submit the Partnership’s Internship Application Form online.
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