August 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2018
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, 207-621-5009
AUGUSTA - This summer, Lindsey Moran of Houston, TX participated in the Maine Government Summer Internship Program with the Maine Department of Labor. She spent 12 weeks working for the department as an intern with the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Office of the Commissioner. Moran is leaving the department at the end of her internship to pursue a career opportunity with Care & Comfort while living in Waterville.
Moran, a recent graduate from the University of Maine with degrees in Journalism and Political Science, worked on various projects for the department, including helping with the outreach and awareness-building involved with Maine's 2018 Hire-A-Vet campaign and the Youth Employment and the Steps to Success (YES) initiative, and employer and job seeker services available at Maine CareerCenters, through press releases, public service announcements, graphic design, web content, and social media campaigns.
"I've learned so much about Maine's workforce from this internship," said Moran. "I feel tremendously lucky to have worked alongside my colleagues in the Office of the Commissioner. They consistently serve their constituencies to the best of their ability."
"It was a pleasure having Lindsey in the department this summer, and we appreciate her efforts on behalf of the people we serve," stated Commissioner of Labor John Butera. "Internships help students learn skills that will help them as they transition into the workforce and provide a wide range of opportunities to them in Maine."
The department administers Maine's unemployment insurance system, helps ensure the safety of employees and provides workforce development leadership and vocational rehabilitation services throughout the state. The department has focused on connecting Mainers to jobs and helping businesses create jobs through strengthening our workforce development system, improving outreach to business and clarifying employment regulations.
The Maine State Government Internship Program combines paid work experience with education. Administered by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, it is a collaboration involving the Office of the Governor, the Maine Bureau of Human Resources and Maine state government agencies.