Paid summer fellows program for MLIS students, UNC Charlotte

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by February 3, 2020 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program, or those within one year of having completed such a program. The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2020 include library work with accessibility, discovery services, instruction, special collections exhibits and outreach, and textbook affordability. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings. Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week).  This year, we are excited to be able to offer program participants an additional $750 housing and transportation stipend to help with the cost of moving to Charlotte for the summer. 

Want to learn more about the program? Visit our website or join us for one of the following informational webinars where you can ask questions of the program coordinator and Atkins Fellows alumni. Click on the dates to register.

Tuesday, January 14, 5-6pm EST
Wednesday, January 15, 5-6pm EST

About UNC Charlotte and Charlotte, NC

With current enrollment at nearly 30,000, UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing campus in the UNC system, and Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Participating fellows will be able to enjoy an extension to our light rail system that will transport you from the university to many of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. As North Carolina’s urban research university, we provide access to all of the amenities expected of a city, including sports and music venues, museums and galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries, while still within driving distance to the mountains and the ocean. This is an exciting time to live in Charlotte and work at Atkins Library and we hope you will consider joining us this summer!

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