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Innovation and Technology summer fellowships

The Department of Innovation and Technology is now accepting applications for its 2020 summer fellowship program!

The deadline for our summer 2020 applications is February 1. This fellowship will run from June 22 to August 14.

Fellowships are an opportunity to make an impact on Boston residents. We are looking for fellows that are thoughtful students, interested in municipal government. As a member of our team, you will have a direct effect on how people view Boston. You’ll also help shape the future of our City.

You are not required to be a resident of Boston for this fellowship. However, you must be physically present at Boston City Hall during the week to perform fellowship tasks.

Available fellowships

Want to apply?

We want fellows who are excited to tackle difficult problems and love learning new skills. You should be willing to embrace complex and dynamic challenges. You’ll be expected to juggle multiple projects, and work in an open and collaborative environment.

Now that you have learned more about us, what are you most drawn to? You may apply to as many of our fellowships as you find interesting.

Please note: if you don't already have a gmail account, you'll need to create one to complete our fellowship application.


We are excited that you are interested in joining our team. You’ll help us improve how the community interacts with our government online, and even in-person. In this section, you will find links to our 2020 Summer Fellowship Applications. Remember, you can apply to more than one fellowship with us.

Our fellows play a vital role in creating tangible outcomes, including:

  • piloting different technologies and tools
  • connecting with constituents, and
  • testing innovative approaches to solving problems.

We’ll consider you for the role that best fits your experience and interests. In all of these roles, you will apply and develop your skills while working on high-impact, high-visibility projects.

2018 summer fellows

Common questions

Who can apply?

This internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in any major, as well as recent graduates.

What is the selection process?

Our selection process may vary depending on the volume of applicants. However, our standard process involves:

  • a resume and cover letter review
  • phone screens for a select group of candidates
  • applicable exercises, and
  • final group interviews.
How long is the internship?

This is an eight-week internship, with an expected start date of Monday, June 22, 2020. This date is subject to change. We will let you know the finalized start date if you’re picked.

Is this a paid internship?

Yes! We provide direct funding for a limited number of fellowships. We also encourage applicants with university or grant funding to apply. Please be proactive in communicating with us about the possibility of securing external funding for the summer. This is also a question you will encounter in our application.

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