I do not work at MMC, so I can't speculate as to how new grad friendly they are. I do know that MMC is the largest hospital in Maine, and many years the nurses rally up in hopes of pushing a union through. Also Maine Health, who owns MMC is under some significant budget issues and I wouldn't be surprised if they are not hiring for many positions. It appears to me like Maine Health has sprawled all over the state and bit off a little more than they can chew. Maine hospitals are having financial struggles because the state is years behind on Mainecare aka medicaid payments. I'm hoping by the time I get out of school the situation will have improved a little.
On the more positive side, Maine has one of the oldest populations in the country which gives more opportunity for RN employment, so long as you like geriatrics. Also the average age of an R.N. is 47 nation wide, but it is 49 here in Maine so we are probably not far off from a shortage much like there was in the 90's, because many nurses will be finishing their careers in the next 5-10 years. I really don't know about things in other states, but it is to my understanding that Maine has a shortage of Nursing educators. With so few instructors clinical spaces are pretty limited and programs can't admit as many students... which of course leads to the tremendous competitive nature of Maine nursing programs. A close family friend of mine is a charge nurse in the ED at MMC, next time I talk with her I'll ask her if she knows anything about the internship for new grads. What school did you go through nursing with?