Summer Fellowship in Library User Experience

Gain experience in user research and design on digital library systems while working to solve a real-world problem. Student fellows will gain experience designing and running a user research project while working closely with experienced library teams.

This 8-week paid opportunity is available to graduate students in U-M’s School of Information.

About the fellowship

The Summer Fellowship in Library User Experience matches a graduate student in U-M’s School of Information with a challenge users face with one of U-M Library’s systems, such as Library Search, Digital Collections, Finding Aids, and the library website

The fellow will complete an individual research project, culminating in a presentation of research findings and recommendations, along with a brief narrative reflecting on their own learning experience. 

We will select a project to align with the fellow’s areas of interest. Mentors from the UX + Design team in Library Information Technology and other library experts will provide guidance.

  • Pay rate: $22/hour
  • Duration and hours: 28 hours/week for 8 weeks (up to 224 total hours), negotiable start date
  • Location: Ann Arbor Campus, with hybrid or remote work possible

See full details and example projects (Google Document).

This fellowship is made possible through donor funding. If you would like to contribute or learn about related donor opportunities, please contact our Development Office.  

Apply for Summer 2024

The application window for 2024 is closed. Please check back for updates on future opportunities.

Questions? Contact Robyn Ness at