Paid Summer Fellows Program, UNC Charlotte Atkins Library, Feb 3

Paid Summer Fellows Program, UNC Charlotte Atkins Library

Deadline: Applications due for priority consideration by February 3, 2020.

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for the 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:

  1. library work with accessibility
  2. discovery services
  3. instruction
  4. special collections exhibits and outreach
  5. 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, the program is 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 the website or join 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.

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, UNC Charlotte 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.

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