Atkins Fellows Program

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer residential fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program. It is designed to provide each Fellow who participates with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high level of independence and creativity, while also supporting Atkins Library's mission, goals, and initiatives. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.


How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2018 Atkins Fellows positions!

  • Browse Position Descriptions to review open positions and see contact information for each project's supervisor(s).  Click on APPLY next to the position description.  All 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



We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Atkins Fellows.  We have five full-time positions open in the areas of Special Collections and University Archives, Public Services, Library Administration, and Technology and Digital Strategies.  Applications submitted by February 2, 2018 will receive first consideration.


The Atkins Fellows program is a 11-week summer library fellowship that offers MLIS students and recent graduates a $6,600 stipend ($15/hr) and hands-on experience working in an academic library.  The fellowship is hosted by Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte).  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.  Information about the program dates, stipend, housing and transportation options can be found at the Atkins Fellows website.


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.  This is an exciting time to live in Charlotte and work at Atkins Library and we hope you will consider joining us this summer!


If you have any questions about the application process or the program, please contact the program coordinator, Amanda Binder.



Learn more about the Atkins Fellows summer program and meet with former fellows at these upcoming conferences!  Please stop by and introduce yourself if you will be attending one or both of these conferences and would like to learn more about the program and the experience.

South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Conference
Columbia, SC

Friday, October 13
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Poster Session (Atrium)

North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference
Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, October 19
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Poster #2 (Piedmont 4 - Exhibit Hall)


MLIS students that have questions about the program but are unable to attend these conferences are always welcome to contact the program coordinator, Amanda Binder at abinder3@uncc.edu.  More information about the program can also be found on our website.  Follow us on Twitter @atkinsfellow to receive notifications about the application process.