Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) is seeking reliable, analytical, detail oriented individuals for two internship positions in data science. MMSA (www.mmsa.org) is a unique organization in Augusta, Maine, whose mission is to increase aspirations and improve performance in K-16 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, both in and outside of school. Each intern will work on one major research project throughout the summer term and may also participate with MMSA staff on ongoing research projects. The intern will have the opportunity to attend staff meetings and interact with MMSA researchers. Interns will be expected to produce a written report, suitable for conference presentation and/or white paper publication (potentially on MMSA website), as evidence of successful completion of their project. One of MMSA’s researchers will serve as the intern’s primary mentor, but the interns will interact with other MMSA staff. Potential intern projects for 2018 may include the following:
The internship duration is 6-8-weeks and is located at our office in Augusta, ME. Interns
will need to attend a few meetings in Augusta at the beginning of the internship, and the
rest of the work can be completed remotely. Interns will be required to attend weekly
check-ins either in Augusta or through video-conference with their MMSA research mentor.
The internship will start the second or third week of June unless otherwise negotiated.
MMSA will provide $12-$15 an hour for 10-15 hours of work per week for the term of the
If you have questions about the position or application process please email Dr. Scott Byrd
at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the internship program, candidates should submit the
following materials electronically to email@example.com. Deadline for applications is May 29.
1. A letter of interest explaining: 1) how the candidate’s experience and skills relate to
MMSA’s work; 2) why the candidate would be a good fit with MMSA and our work; and,
3) what the candidate hopes to gain from the experience.
2. Curriculum vita or resume
3. Two letters of reference (one should be from the candidate’s academic advisor, mentor,
or department chair).