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Paid Summer Fellowship Program in North Carolina

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for MLIS students and recent graduates. Hosted by Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 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 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. 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).  


Applicants must have completed at least 24 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. 


With current enrollment at nearly 29,000, UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing campus in the UNC system, and Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The summer 2018 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.  We hope you will consider joining us this summer!

Granting body
Number available
Type of assistance
Assessment and Evaluation
Emerging Technologies
Public Services
Special Collections
Type of library
Educational Program Level
Amount note$6600 stipend for 11 weeks full-time work
Deadline to applyApplications submitted by February 2 will receive first consideration.
State (US/CA)North Carolina
CountryUnited States
Academic and Other RequirementsAll applications must be submitted through the UNCC Jobs Site: Applicants must have completed 24 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Applicants can apply for more than one position. Applicants will need to upload a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts with their application.

Contact information:
Amanda Binder
UNC Charlotte