Valente Public Service Internship and Scholarship

Carl F. and Maureen G. Valente Public Service Fund For Internships and Educational Programs Associated with a Career in Public Administration

This fund has been created to assist those interested in a career of public service by offering a paid internship in a municipal department of the Town, or a scholarship toward graduate study in Public Administration.

Carl and Maureen Valente’s careers were devoted to local government in Massachusetts.  They were strong believers in mentoring and coaching young professionals as they were both the beneficiaries of such mentoring. Both worked for the Town of Lexington, at different times, during their 40 year careers.

For many young professionals interested in a career in local government, an internship can be an entryway to that first position.  The purpose of this fund is to provide paid internship opportunities or, for individuals working in local government, financial assistance towards a graduate degree in Public Administration or related field.   

Carl F. and Maureen G. Valente Public Service Fund Scholarship Application

This scholarship has been created to assist students interested in a career in public service by offering financial support for graduate academic programs for Lexington residents who are pursuing a graduate
course of study in public administration or a related major.

The scholarship will be up to $5,000 depending on whether the student is pursuing a full-time or part-time course of study. Preference will be given to women and individuals who are otherwise under-represented in Lexington’s municipal workforce.

To be considered, fill out the scholarship application no later than February 28, 2020 and send it to:

Town of Lexington, Human Resources Department
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.

Carl F. and Maureen G. Valente Public Service Fund High School or College Student Management Internship

This program has been created to assist students interested in a career of public service by offering a paid management internship in a municipal department of the Town of Lexington. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the Town’s operations including management and policy discussions.

The internship will include a paid stipend of $5,000 to an individual who can commit to 350 hours of work over a 6 to 12 month period. Preference will be given to women and individuals who are otherwise under-represented in Lexington’s municipal workforce.

Preference will be given to applicants who submit their applications prior to February 15, 2020.

To be considered, fill out the internship application and send it to:

Town of Lexington, Human Resources Department
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.