Kenan Fellows Program

Jones-Onslow EMC and the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership are seeking applications from local educators for 2018-19 Kenan fellowships.

The Kenan Fellows Program, based at N.C. State University, bridges STEM at work with STEM at school. Kenan fellows connect with mentors in industry and business settings, building meaningful relationships and creating experiences that will inspire new tactics to help students understand how STEM concepts apply in the real world.

Teachers in Jones and Onslow Counties are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to partner with mentors at Jones-Onslow EMC, a not-for-profit electric cooperative based in Jacksonville, NC.

About the Kenan Fellowships:

  • Kenan Fellows spend 3-4 weeks on site with the mentor company in a summer internship.
  • The full Fellowship lasts one year and includes 80 hours of leadership-building professional development and a final project implemented during the school year.
  • Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000.

The educator selected to work with Jones-Onslow EMC will:

  • Explore how electric cooperatives distribute power, and work alongside those who build and support the infrastructure
  • Visit nuclear and natural gas-fired power plants.
  • Learn about the electric cooperative model and how advances in technology are changing what possible for utilities and consumers.
  • Create electrifying lessons or projects that will help students understand where electricity comes from and how it is produced, and also increase their awareness of, and preparedness for, career pathways in the energy field and locally at Jones-Onslow EMC.

To apply submit an online application at the Kenan Fellows website.


Application deadline: Please note that the deadline on the Kenan site is listed as January 22, 2018 but this deadline has been extended for Jones-Onslow until February 19, 2018.

For more information, call JOEMC Representative Paula Redick at (910) 577-6350 or send her an email.


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