The Elon Year of Service Fellows program is a chance for recent Elon University graduates to engage in meaningful service work to improve health, education, and economic development for residents in Alamance County.  The program is a partnership between Elon University and several organizations throughout the Alamance community.

Service Options

1) Work within one of six community partner organizations

There are six position openings for this service option. Placements include Alamance Achieves, Alamance County Health Department, Cone Health/ARMC, Economic Development Department, City of Burlington, Harwood Institute, and Impact Alamance. These Fellows are considered Elon University nonexempt paid employees and given a contract for the one-year fellowship. In addition, they are entitled to all of the benefits, including the option to participate in health insurance, available to a full-time Elon University employee.

Throughout their year of service, the Fellows receive strong mentorship from their site supervisors and Elon faculty mentors, as well as access to professional development opportunities. Participants are also eligible for an incentive stipend at the completion of the one-year program if they attend graduate school in North Carolina or accept employment in Alamance County or a surrounding county.

2) Teach within Alamance Burlington Schools (ABSS)

Teach for Alamance Service Fellows Program is a 24-month, post-graduation program connecting Elon graduates with Alamance Burlington Schools (ABSS) to be hired as a teacher (under the residency license) who helps to support middle and secondary education needs in the county. This program is targeted toward undergraduate students who do not have their teaching license but aspire to teach in middle or high schools K-12. Candidates must have completed 24 credit hours in the discipline they wish to teach.

Eligibility is dependent upon being hired under the Residency License Program with ABSS. During the fellowship, Elon University will provide Teach for Alamance Service Fellows with financial support to earn their teacher licensure. Additionally, these Service Fellows will receive a small stipend each year.  Annual salary and benefits will be handled through ABSS.


The mission of the Elon Year of Service Fellows Program is to create measurable impact and enact positive change in the areas of health, economic development, and education within Alamance County. The program is committed to promoting equity, fostering community service, building authentic relationships, and addressing community needs.  Through a year of dedicated service the fellows will work alongside community professionals and residents, engage in significant projects, and refine professional skills.

Our vision is to be a catalyst for transformative and sustained change in the Alamance community.