The Partnership for Civic Advancement is a new initiative at UMF that supports student participation in community based sustainable development activities in western Maine and beyond. All Partnership activities are intended to be mutually beneficial to UMF students and to the communities served.
- Undergraduate Research
- Leadership Education and Training, and
- Service Learning
(Please see “Definitions” for a description of each type of engagement.)
Want to get involved?
- Students interested in working with community organizations or local businesses, please start here.
- Faculty and staff members seeking to expand student learning opportunities through community placements may start here.
- Community businesses and organizations interested in securing assistance from UMF students on high priority community projects are invited to start here.
Important News, Notices & Application Deadlines
Considering applying for an internship for this summer or upcoming fall? Check here to see the complete list of all Internships available this summer and fall and apply today – most summer and fall internships are filled by early May!
NEW Internships – Just listed!
Mooseville (#155) - seeking an intern for website work for their online business beginning in mid-June 2013
High Peaks Creative Council (#153) – seeking an intern to develop a website for this new organization beginning in June or July 2013
Mercer Community Club (#151) – seeking an After School Program Activity Leader from mid-September 2013 through April 2014
Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society (#150) – seeking a Docent and Research Assistant for their Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum this summer
Check here to learn about the UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Awards.
Through the generosity and partnership of Bangor Savings Bank, UMF will be awarding stipends to a limited number of qualified students who participate in an internship through the Partnership for Civic Advancement during the next two years.
(Note: UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Awards are generally not awarded to students engaged in paid internships.)
Check to see if you are eligible for a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award!
The University of Maine at Farmington recently received a $5,000.00 grant from the Franklin County Fund and the Western Mountains Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. The grant demonstrates support for the Partnership for Civic Advancement as it works to strengthen and expand university-community relations through the creation of experiential learning opportunities for students that serve regional needs.
To learn about the Maine Community Foundation and its regional and county funds, please visit their website at: www.mainecf.org
Graduating Senior Interns Recognized
Before graduating from UMF on May 18th, Brittney White and Jediah Scott, both interns through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement and recipients of the UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award, were recognized on May 8th for their internship work with the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area during this past semester. Scott worked with the United Way’s new TerraCycle Program, which expands recycling and upcycling opportunities for local businesses and organizations while raising funding for the United Way. Working with the United Way’s Volunteer Center, White was involved with a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the region as well as with individual clients seeking assistance.
Ms. Stacy DeMerchant, Branch Manager for Bangor Savings Bank’s Farmington and Mount Blue locations, and Celeste Branham, Vice President for Student and Community Services at UMF, presented a gift to each of these student interns in recognition of the contributions they made through their internship work with the United Way.
UMF Students Recognized for Work in Community (Daily Bulldog 05/14/2013)
“Beauty is the Beast” dramatic production by Partnership Intern
As part of her charge as an intern with the Mercer Community Club to expand and diversify the offerings of their after-school program this year, Veronica C. Penniman developed and conducted a drama workshop for the children attending the program. The workshop culminated in a public performance of “Beauty is the Beast” by the children on February 3rd.
In thanking the Partnership for Civic Advancement and Bangor Savings Bank Foundation for making this internship available for her, Ms. Penniman noted that having had the opportunity to provide this special experience for the area kids, has totally changed her life. (For more photos of the production, click here!)
Partnership’s 1st Annual Recognition Dinner – Check here to read about the event
UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement celebrated the completion of the first year of its internship program during a dinner event held on campus Tuesday, December 11th.
Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, which awarded a three-year grant to the Partnership for its internship program last December, sponsored this special event at UMF as a way to recognize the achievements of the student interns, the community organizations and businesses with which they worked, and their faculty mentors during this past year.
Additional photos may be viewed by clicking on the album pages.
For more stories and photos related to the Annual Recognition Dinner and other Partnership activities, check out the Partnership News page.
For more information on the Bangor Savings Bank’s grant award to support these internships through UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement, please read the full media release.
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