New Urban Mechanic Fellowship Program Information

Boston's Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) pilots experiments that offer the potential to improve radically the quality of City Services.  New Urban Mechanic interns and fellows have the chance to be "urban mechanics" and learn first-hand the challenges and rewards of public service in one of the nation's most innovative city government. MONUM focuses on three major issue areas: Participatory Urbanism, Clicks and Bricks, and Education.  Interns and fellows will have the opportunity to not only gain valuable professional experience in municipal government, but will work alongside MONUM staff to build partnerships between constituents, academics, entrepreneurs, non-profits and City staff to provide useful contributions that will help the City to deliver a high level of service to neighborhoods and residents.

Fellows Program

The Urban Mechanics Program Fellowship assignments are one-year appointments. In addition to generating new ideas, fellows will learn about the mission and work of City departments working alongside Cabinet Chiefs, Department Heads and senior staff, while participating in professional development and educational seminars. 

Applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship will be available in January 2015.  

Summer Fellows Program 

The Urban Mechanics Program Summer Fellowship is an eight week internship for graduate students in the City of Boston interested in working in public service.  Interns will work in a cohort, generating and implementing creative and thoughtful new policies and programs to benefit the City of Boston.  In addition to generating ideas, interns will learn about the mission and work of City departments through weekly presentation and panels by cabinet chiefs, department heads and senior staff, as well as guided tours of City facilities and landmarks.

Applications for the Summer 2015 cohort will be available in February 2015.