Senator Collins understands the importance of creating opportunities for Maine students. Below is information for the following:



An internship in the office of Senator Susan M. Collins provides successful candidates with the experience of working in the United States Congress and an overview of how a Senate office and staff work for the Senator and for the constituents. Interns are assigned to work with the Senate office staff who are responsible for the legislative, administrative, and communications operations of the office.

Internships are available on a fall/winter, spring, and summer basis.  Positions are offered in Washington, D.C., and all six state-based constituent service centers: Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Caribou, Lewiston, Portland.

If you have any questions or need further information regarding an internship with the office of Senator Susan Collins, please e-mail



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please make a note on your application indicating which office you wish to apply. If you are selecting multiple offices, please list them in order of preference. To apply, please submit an application here.



Senator Collins accepts applications for upcoming spring and and fall sessions on a rolling deadline in her Washington, DC office. Please specify what dates you are looking to intern in your application. 

The deadline to submit Summer 2019 applications: Friday, March 8, 2019

To apply, please submit an application here.



Page Program

The Senate Page Program is an excellent opportunity for students to receive firsthand experience with the Legislative branch of our government. It is a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity for mature, hard-working students. Pages will work until the Senate adjourns daily, so candidates need to be self-motivated with excellent academic records. Cell phone use and email accessibility is limited.  According to the Senate Page School, their requirements are below:

  • Senate Pages must be sponsored by a Senator.
  • Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State, and must have a social security number.
  • Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment.
  • Summer Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment.
  • Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school.
  • A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization.
  • Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

If you have any questions about being nominated by Senator Susan Collins for the Senate Page Program, please e-mail for more information.


Senator Collins is now accepting applications for the 2019 sessions. 

Summer 2019 session dates and application deadline: TO BE ANNOUNCED 

You may apply for future sessions that have not been announced. When applying for future sessions, please make a note on your application indicating which session you wish to apply.

To apply for the Senate page program click here



Academy Nominations

Academy Nominations Program 

As your United States Senator, I take great pride in the opportunity to nominate students from Maine to the U.S. Air Force AcademyMerchant Marine AcademyU.S. Naval Academy and West Point. Nominations are not needed for the Coast Guard Academy.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents and;
  • At least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they wish to be admitted and;
  • A resident of Maine. You, or your parents, must claim Maine as your primary state of residence.

As a student interested in attending one of the service academies, there are a few things you must do:

  • First, contact the academy directly to open a pre-candidate file.
  • Second, in order to be considered for a nomination, you must apply between the registration period.  Applications must be completed and physically received in my Portland office no later than 5 p.m., on the closing date.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Exceptions only granted by prior agreement with the Academy Coordinator.  Complete applications must include the following items:
  • Academy Nomination Application Form.
  • SAT/ACT scores: a report printed from the test web site is acceptable however, only if your name appears on the report
  • Three letters of recommendation: one must come from a teacher, principal, dean or guidance counselor at your high school or college; and others from any person of your choice who is not related to you.
  • A copy of your high school transcripts, including your GPA, the size of your class, and your ranking within that class. If you are in prep school or college, please provide transcripts through your senior year.
  • A letter of intent, or personal statement to Senator Collins explaining your motivation for attending a service academy.
  • A list of your extracurricular activities:  include any leadership positions, awards, employment, and community service as applicable to you.

Below is additional information about the nominations process, as well as the forms needed to begin the process.  Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact my Service Academy Nominations Coordinator in my Portland office by phone at 207-780-3575. We look forward to hearing from you!

Related Forms and Information: Information about our 2019 program will be available HERE closer to the enrollment date.

Service Academy Information Night: Information about our 2019 information night will be posted HERE closer to the date.


Each spring and fall the Maine Congressional Delegation and Maine Maritime Academy co-host informational seminars in Bangor and Portland. If you are interested in learning more about congressional nominations and the application process for the Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies, please join us at one of our informational sessions.  



Every year many highly qualified candidates are not selected or nominated to a service academy. Their dreams of becoming military officers need not end there. ROTC offers the same officer commission and career opportunity as a service academy. Many full tuition and fees ROTC scholarships are available to attend many private and public colleges and universities across the country.

Students should consider applying for these scholarship opportunities as well as to the academies.