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Urban Youth in Schools Internship

The Urban Youth in Schools 49ership (UYS) is designed to give undergraduates a one-semester intensive experience in an urban elementary or middle school near UNC Charlotte. UYS interns will participate in the academic, extracurricular, and social life of the school as well as the community the school serves. Key activities of the UYS 49ership include working in a classroom, tutoring a K-12 student, supporting an extracurricular group, connecting with a community group that supports the school and participating in a school service project. 

Required elements of the UYS 49ership include:

  • Apply and be approved for a 49ership and identify learning goals for the semester
  • 80 hours of service at one of the approved sites over the course of the semester
  • Register as a volunteer through the CMS volunteer registration system
  • Communicate with the internship supervisor
  • Turn in a brief portfolio that documents your work at the site at the end of the project

The 80 hours includes meetings and trainings and all intern related activities, but all hours must be completed on site at the schools. A typical intern will serve six to eight hours per week at their school site for a minimum of 10 weeks over the course of the semester.

Our school partners include Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, John Motley Morehead STEM Academy, and James Martin Middle School, CMS schools in the Governor's Village. For more information about 49erships contact the University Career Center at For more information about UYS internships, email Dr. Bruce Taylor.