April 16, 2018
Four students at the University of New England have been selected for summer internships through the Daniel Hanley Center’s Undergraduate Health Leadership Initiative (UHLI), a statewide initiative that seeks to retain or entice back to the state Maine’s college students after they complete their graduate degrees. The program matches the students, while still undergraduates, with paid experiential summer internships in Maine’s health industry. The initiative bolsters Maine health care workforce while providing medically-inclined students unique insight, experience and mentoring.
The UNE students who have been selected for the program are Jaime Coyle (Political Science, ’20), Kayla Goggin (Nursing, ’20), Daniel Good (Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies, ’19) and Karli Theberge (Medical Biology, ’19).
With a network of nearly 500 professionals in Maine, the program places undergraduates in a wide variety of health and health care sites across the state, offering unparalleled resources, broadening educational experiences and enhancing the credentials of those students applying for post graduate training.
The combination of leadership development and paid internship experience provided by UHLI is a powerful tool for addressing a portion of Maine’s growing health care workforce shortage. Selected students learn about how care is delivered and how health policy is formed. They are exposed to inspirational providers and leaders and gain an understanding of the challenges—and the opportunities – that Maine faces as a state. Furthermore, each Hanley undergraduate benefits from the guidance of a professional mentor who offers assistance in navigating graduate school and medical careers.
Coyle was selected to be a leadership development intern at the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. Goggin will serve at InterMed as an operations projects assistant. Good was chosen as a Neuroscience Institute intern at Maine Medical Center, and Theberge, also placed with Maine Medical Center, will intern in the cardiac catheterization lab.
To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions