Qualifications for Participating in CEP

The ARL Career Enhancement Program was created to provide master of library and information science (MLIS) students from racial and ethnic minority groups with an opportunity to jump-start their careers in research libraries by providing practical work experience. All applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • be accepted into an ALA–accredited library school program 
  • be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group as described by the US Census Bureau:
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian
    • Black or African American
    • Hispanic or Latino
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • have completed a minimum of 12 graduate-level credits in library and information science prior to engaging in the internship


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