New Urban Mechanic Fellowship Program Information

Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) serves as Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s civic innovation group.  A City agency that was formed in 2010, we pilot experiments that offer the potential to significantly improve the quality of City services.

Boston’s MONUM focuses on four major issue areas: Education, Engagement, the Streetscape, and Economic Development. To design, conduct and evaluate pilot projects in these areas, MONUM builds partnerships between constituents, academics, entrepreneurs, non-profits and City staff.

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Fellows Program

The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics Fellowship was created to attract the next generation of leaders to careers in public service.

The Fellowship is a one year appointment.  During that year, fellows design and deliver new initiatives that make Boston better for its residents and businesses.  Fellows work with the Mayor and his senior staff and are supported by the entire New Urban Mechanics team.  In addition, the Fellows participate in a variety of professional development sessions so that they get a broad view of careers in City government.

Candidates are recent graduates of masters degree programs, who have a strong interest in civic innovation.  The best candidates are those who are creative, curious and and entrepreneurial.

Candidates must provide a completed Fellowship Application

  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
  • Full Day Interview: (invited candidates must be physically present in Boston): February 13, 2015
  • Position Offered: March 2015 
  • Program start date: September 2015
  • Program end date: August 2016

Summer Fellows Program 

The New Urban Mechanics Summer Fellowship is designed for entrepreneurial graduate students in interested in working in public service.

During this highly-selective eight-week program, summer fellows work as a team,  generating and implementing creative and thoughtful new policies to benefit the City of Boston.  In addition, the Fellows participate in a variety of professional development sessions so that they get a broad view of careers in City government.

This summer fellowship for the creative, curious and entrepreneurial graduate student with a passion for public service. 
 

Candidates must provide a completed Summer Fellowship Application

  • Application Deadline: February 6, 2015
  • Group Interviews: February 16-20th, 2015
  • Offer Date: February 27, 2015
  • Program Start Date:  June 15, 2015
  • Program End Date: August 7, 2015