AUGUSTA — State Sen. Roger Katz, R-Kennebec, has announced that the Maine Government Summer Internship Program is currently taking applications for talented college students to intern in various departments of state government.

“This is a full-time, paid, summer work experience that provides a terrific opportunity for college students to get hands-on experience in a variety of state departments from the Department of Education to the Department of Environmental Protection, and 10 others,” said Katz, in a news release. “The program has been going on since 1967 and has provided a great way for students to experience government firsthand and explore potential careers in public service. I hope many area students will take advantage of this excellent opportunity.”

To be eligible for the internship program, students must currently be enrolled in a Maine college or be a Maine resident enrolled elsewhere, and have successfully completed a minimum of two years of college. Students currently graduating from undergraduate and graduate programs are also eligible.

Interested students can seek more information or application forms from the website of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu or by calling the center at 581-1648. The 2015 on-line student application will open Jan. 30 with an application deadline of March 1.

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