Town Manager Fellowship 2021/2022


The Town of Middleborough provides an eligible undergraduate/graduate student who has been accepted and is participating in an accredited Bachelor or Master degree program in Public Administration or related program with the opportunity to gain practical experience in municipal government as well as to provide the Town of Middleborough with valuable service on significant community projects. This year’s Town of Middleborough Fellow will provide research and administrative support to the Town Manager’s Office during the 2021/2022 academic year.

For this fellowship, the successful candidate will work side by side with the Town Manager and Assistant to the Town Manager providing research and analysis for the following projects and initiatives, as well as many others: 

  • Green Communities Competitive Grant Program and Grant Management
  • Performance, Strategic Planning, and Budget Tracking and Presentation
  • Procurement and Community Preservation Projects

The Fellow will also be expected to provide considerate customer service when answering any resident or staff issues, phone calls, or emails. Additionally, the position will be assigned a variety of analytical and staff support work, including the creation and implementation of electronic filing, and leading the Town’s 2021 Annual Report, among others.

Eligibility Criteria

The Town of Middleborough Fellowship is awarded competitively. Successful fellowship applicants must be in good standing academically and enrolled in Bachelor or Master degree program in Political Science or related program and will be interviewed and selected by the Town Manager’s Office. 

Fellowship Benefits

In exchange for nineteen hours per week of service during the fellowship period, the Fellow will hold an Administrative Analyst position and receive an internship stipend award for the academic year. The Fellow will also gain invaluable firsthand work experience taking on real projects in a fast-paced Town Manager office. Middleborough’s Assistant to the Town Manager recently completed a similar Fellowship program before being hired. 

To Apply

The Town of Middleborough is an equal opportunity employer. Please email a cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good candidate for the Fellowship position along with a current resume to:

Emily Surette

Assistant to the Town Manager