Industry-Based Fellowships for Teacher Leaders

Leading the Way in Education

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State empowers K-12 educators through summer internships with industry, high-value professional development and membership into a prestigious network of teacher leaders.

Teachers gain the skills and confidence to build mutually-beneficial partnerships with local industries and together work for positive change in North Carolina education.

The fellowship is an outstanding example of how industry leaders can connect with teacher leaders to enrich and enliven learning experiences for all students.

90% of Fellows
remain in education 5 years after completing the program

540 Fellows in 71 NC counties from the mountains to the coast

100% of Fellows said the program made them a better teacher

Ready to be a Leader in Education?

Fellowship Timeline

Application Period The 2023-24 application period has ended
Applicants NotifiedLate April 2023
Virtual OrientationMay 10, 2023
Summer InstituteJune 19-23, 2023, Cullowhee
InternshipJuly-August 2023
Fall InstituteOct. 19-20, 2023, Raleigh
Spring Institute & CelebrationApril 2024, Raleigh

“The Kenan fellowship has been the most beneficial experience of my teaching career thus far.”

Keslie Sommerfeld, Biogen Foundation Kenan Fellow