Association of Research Libraries (ARLĀ®)

Career Enhancement Program (CEP)



The ARL Career Enhancement Program, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and ARL member libraries, offers master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing a robust internship experience in an ARL member library.

This fellowship program reflects the commitment of ARL member libraries to provide practical experience to MLIS students from underrepresented groups with the goal of creating a diverse research library workforce that will better meet the challenges of changing demographics and the emphasis of global perspectives in higher education.