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Postgraduate Fellowship Program


Marlboro College’s Fellowship Program brings together an interdisciplinary cohort of recent graduates for an immersive project-based educational opportunity in which students gain professional work experience, are paired with a professional mentor, enroll in graduate or professional courses, and explore and apply new approaches to leadership. Monthly meet-ups with mentors and participation in So.VT Young Professionals events will augment development of professional goals, job skills, and future planning.

Through this immersive program, students selected as Marlboro Fellows will:

  1. Gain job skills and professional work experience

  2. Learn directly from, and develop connections with, a wide network of professionals

  3. Gain an overview of a diverse range of leadership styles and techniques

  4. Design and implement a project that builds on professional interest and provides a benefit to the Marlboro community


2019-2020 Marlboro Fellows positions include:

  • Arts Administration 
    • The Fellow will play an integral role in supporting visual and performing arts events in collaboration with appropriate faculty. Responsibilities may include planning and organizing logistics related to events, buildings, performers or artists; writing or contributing to publications which accompany events and activities; arranging performances, artists, venues, catering and ticket sales; marketing through social media, websites, posters or publicity; supervising student employees or volunteers.
  • Library 

    • The main focus of the fellowship experience will be in service to the College community and will include working at the Service Desk and assisting students, faculty, and staff with their information/research needs. There will be the opportunity to learn more about information literacy instruction in a variety of educational settings. Additional areas of interest could include technical services, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, book repair, open educational resources, and virtual services. Detailed description here

  • Admissions 

    • The Fellow assists with recruitment and admissions activities for a specific geographic area, including travel to meet prospective students and evaluation of applications. Fellows play an integral role in admissions events planning and execution. The fellow assists in developing training and marketing materials that articulate the Marlboro experience to those less familiar with the College--in person and online. Contributes to administrative office tasks in the Office of Admission. Aids in the supervision and leadership of student employees/tour guides. Other duties as assigned. Social media experience is preferred. Transportation required.

  • Development 

    • The Fellow is a key member of the Advancement/Alumni Relations team and is exposed to all aspects of fundraising and constituent relations efforts. The fellow participates in advancing and expanding alumni engagement with the College, including: planning and promotion of on- and off-campus alumni events, social media outreach, and management of the Marlboro College Branch Out platform.

  • President’s Office 

    • The Fellow acts as an important aide to the president by conducting a variety of research and communication projects aimed at advancing executive needs. The majority of projects require compiling, analyzing, and synthesizing data gleaned from community and committee work, Town Meeting, and faculty that will inform strategic initiatives. The Fellow also supports the larger President's Office team, including preparation for and coordination of Board of Trustee meetings with the special assistant to the president; participation on the senior team; as well as diplomatic frontline coverage of a busy office, interfacing with a wide range of internal and external constituents. The Fellow will gain experience tackling assigned projects from various angles, considering community relations, mission-driven prioritization, resource allocation, as well as regional, national, and global influences on institutional decision-making.

  • Experiential Learning and Global Engagement 
    • The Fellow will work collaboratively with the international and career offices to advance programming for students and alums. Develop recruitment and assessment criteria for semester-long programs, domestic and international. Support the curricular integration of social innovation through the Ashoka Changemaker Campus initiative. Serve as support person for international students on campus, including helping with the international student orientation and advising students throughout the school year. Plan and implement events for the Center. Assist the directors with administrative tasks. International experience is preferred.

Eligibility and Application

Students who are selected as Marlboro Fellows will be a recent graduate ('17, '18, '19) of Marlboro College, have an excellent record of academic and community standing, and have a demonstrated interest in the area or department of the college. Fellowships vary year to year and are offered in key administrative offices/departments across the College depending on the needs of the institution.  A selection committee reviews applications, interviews candidates, and recommends finalists for appointment. The strength of candidates’ academic work and contributions to the Marlboro community are considered among their other qualifications.

Application materials must include a cover letter, resume, two references, and one to two ideas for a potential special project that will be undertaken during the academic year. Projects should have a tangible outcome that will benefit the Marlboro community.

Application Deadlines

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications and interviewing March 4, 2019.
Final decisions will be made April 1, 2019.

Salary & Benefits:

  • stipend

  • On-campus housing and meal plan

  • Graduate course and/or workshops

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