South Portland student interns with Senator Millett’s office

Posted: January 22, 2018 | Senator Millett

Lily Tedford, a South Portland resident and senior at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, interned in the Senate Democratic Office for her school’s January Term. Tedford spent two weeks shadowing Senators and staff, attending legislative sessions and hearings, and learning what Senators and staff do every day in the State House on behalf of the people of Maine.

“Experiencing the Maine legislature in action and working in the Democratic Office has been incredible,” said Tedford. “I’ve gained a better understanding of how my state government works, and I think this internship has convinced me to run for public office one day.”

“Civics education goes beyond a textbook or classroom walls, and I’m glad Lily was able to spend time in Augusta,” said Sen. Rebecca Millett, who represents South Portland. “She was engaged and eager to learn every day. I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her future.”

Tedford is a senior and recently completed her college applications. She is considering attending Bates College in Lewiston, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, or Colby College in Waterville, among a number of other schools.

Lily Tedford and Sen. Rebecca Millett

The Senate Democratic Office’s internship program gives students an opportunity to work in the Senate and interact with legislators. Interns see what it is like to work supporting Senators in their work representing their constituents and ushering bills through the legislative process. Interns perform such duties as: working on pertinent research, collecting data, and attending legislative sessions. For more information contact Darek Grant, Chief of Staff, at or (207) 287-1515.