Maine National Education for Women (NEW) Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine, addresses the under representation of women in politics by empowering and encouraging undergraduate college students to become politically active and to take on leadership roles.
The Maine NEW Leadership Summer Institute is an intensive six-day residential program, which will take place May 30--June 4, 2019. Participants will meet women leaders; learn about women in American politics, visit the Maine State Legislature, and develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops, and hands-on projects. After the Institute, participants are encouraged to continue to develop public leadership skills and will be invited to return to UMaine for special events, workshops, and programs.
Cost:Thanks to the generosity of our donors, there is no cost to students. Students are, however, responsible for their own transportation to and from the Institute. Students are also responsible for tuition fees should they choose to register for the 3-credit Women & Leadership course.
Eligibility:Maine NEW Leadership is open to undergraduate students enrolled in any Maine college or university and Maine residents enrolled in out-of-state schools. Students must be at least in their first year of college when they apply. Students who will be graduating in the spring are eligible. Maine NEW Leadership is committed to having a diverse group of participants in each class. Traditional and non-traditional college students from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Commitment:Maine NEW Leadership participants are expected to attend all Summer Institute sessions and stay in the housing provided by the program, May 30-June 4, 2019. In completing this application, you acknowledge that you are aware of these requirements and agree, if accepted, to meet this commitment.
Letter of recommendation (Must be received by February 1, 2019):The letter of recommendation should be emailed directly from the person writing the letter to NEWL@maine.edu, by the deadline. Please forward this link for instructions https://mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/122/2018/10/2019-NEW-Leadership-Recommendation-Letter-Guidelines.pdf to the person writing your letter or visit our website at (https://mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/for-students/maine-new-leadership/)
If you have questions, please contact:
Susan D'Angelo NEWL@maine.edu; (207) 581-1648 Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center; Attn: NEW Leadership 5784 York Complex, #4 University of Maine Orono, ME 04469-5784