City announces summer internship program

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City announces summer internship program
The Summer Internship program is open to college-aged people who recently graduated high school and are currently in college, in the workforce or taking a gap year. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

MARLBOROUGH – Mayor J. Christian Dumais has announced the first year of the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program.

The program aims to provide college-aged individuals with the unique opportunity to gain practical, real-life experience in a municipal government setting. Participants would work 25 hours per week between June and August within a city department alongside a department head or employee.

The program is open to college-aged individuals who have recently graduated high school and are currently in college, in the workforce or taking a gap year.

Participants have the option to choose several fields they may be interested in: public management, public housing, finance, engineering/urban planning, economic development, public health, social services, information technology, environment and conservation, building/construction/code enforcement, public works, human resources, legal, election management/city records, or communications.

“I am happy to not only continue this program, but expand it from what it has been in the past. Previously, this program was only open to those who were enrolled in a college. The world and workforce is changing, and we welcome any individual who is college age to come and realize what a rewarding career they can have and build in municipal government. We have employees working for the city today who started out as interns. That is the goal of this program, and I hope all those who are interested apply to join us,” said Dumais.

Applications will close Tuesday, May 28. Participants are paid the current Massachusetts minimum wage of $15 per hour. Those who wish to apply can find the application online here: www.marlborough-ma.gov/mayors-office

For questions about the program, applicants may contact the mayor’s office at 508-460-3770.

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