MMSA has embarked on an exciting new adventure by hosting paid interns to assist with our programmatic work. We have recently brought on three college students who will increase MMSA’s capacity while learning new skills and building their resumes.
Joshua Flanagan is working on the WeatherBlur and ACRES projects, collaborating with Digital Media Assistant Sierra Toomey to create two videos for the STEM for All video showcase put on by the National Science Foundation. Josh is a Brunswick High School graduate and is pursuing a degree in Media Studies at University of Maine.
Emma Raven is working on the Reach project, focusing on increasing engagement between students participating in this year’s virtual Maine State Science Fair (MSSF). Emma is a Greely High School graduate, two-year alum of MSSF, and is majoring in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Noah Robinson is also working on the Reach project, focusing on helping students communicate the science behind their Maine State Science Fair projects. Noah is a graduate of Bangor High School, a four-year alum of MSSF, and second-year student at Yale University.
Each internship is a symbiotic relationship. According to Internship Coordinator Stefany Burrell, it’s paramount that the interns benefit as much, if not more, than MMSA. We strive to help them build technical and soft skills while giving them the experience of working professionally in a team and at an organization. MMSA will hire new interns several times each year, as programmatic opportunities and needs arise.