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Announcing Local Government Management Fellows for Summer 2021

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Five students selected to work with Delaware municipalities this summer

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​Master of Public Administration students Chase Barnes, Christine Moore, Madison Matera, Abby Addvensky, and Rachel Widom will work with Delaware municipalities this summer. 

For the third summer in a row, graduate students from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration will intern with Delaware cities and towns providing public administrative support. The students will contribute their research, writing, and analytical skills to provide recommendations in such areas as human resources, financial management, public works, and community relations.

Through a rigorous application process, five UD students were selected for the 2021 Local Government Management Fellows Program, to work in four Delaware municipalities:

City of Dover

  • Chase E. Barnes, Master of Public Administration Program

City of Lewes

  • ​Christine L. ​Moore, Master of Public Administration Program

City of Rehoboth Beach

  • ​Madison Ma​tera, Master of Public Administration Program

Town of Smyrna

  • ​Abby Addvens​ky, Master of Public Administration Program
  • Rachel Wido​m, 4 + 1 Master of Public Administration Program

In an effort to both meet the demand of anticipated local government vacancies and allow students an opportunity to explore different fields in the public service space, the Institute for Public Administration (IPA) launched the Local Government Management Fellows Program in Spring 2019. The program is modeled after ICMA’s national Local Government Management Fellows program.

IPA is incredibly grateful for this partnership with Delaware’s municipalities, which provides Biden School students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience, interact with municipal leadership, and gain exposure to current local government issues.

About the Institute for Public Administration

The University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA) addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development and the education of tomorrow's leaders.

About the Local Government Management Fellows Program

The Local Government Management Fellows Program

is designed to attract and develop talented emerging professionals in local government. Through this recently launched program, selected University of Delaware 4+1 or MPA students have the opportunity to translate a passion for public service into practice through work placements with Delaware city and town managers.

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