City Intern receives MCTMA Scholarship Award
City’s Student Intern receives Scholarship from MTCMA
August 30, 2023, Presque Isle, Maine – For several years now, the City of Presque Isle has had a student intern program. The program, brainchild of the City’s Resource Development & Public Information Officer Kim Smith, was designed to provide supplemental staff to the City while introducing college students to a possible career in Public Administration. In addition, the City’s program goes one step further by partnering with the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) by obtaining designation as an ‘off-site work study location’. This move leverages the intern grant funds received from Maine Town & City Managers’ Association (MTCMA) to go further as the university then covers 75% of the intern’s wages.
Jacob Bradley, currently a senior at UMPI, is entering his third year as the intern for the City. Bradley, a Business Admin major with a concentration in Accounting, has worked in numerous departments specifically to mirror his course work for that semester and on numerous projects and events. Most recently, Jacob worked in the City’s Assessing Department tasked with developing a system whereby the department could administer a new state law involving stabilization of Real Estate Tax for older adults; and performed an energy use analysis of the municipal building.
On August 9th, Jacob was awarded a Dr. Edward F. Dow Student Scholarship Award from the MTCMA in the amount of $1,500. In order to win this prestigious scholarship, the student must clearly demonstrate noteworthy leadership skills as well as scholastic achievements at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and show early participation in Public Administration work. Jacob attended the Awards Luncheon at Sugarloaf as part of the 77th New England Management Institute where he was presented with a plaque and the scholarship. Congratulations, Jacob!