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UK Libraries Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internship: About

Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internship


The University of Kentucky Libraries' Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internship. 
The Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internship provides students with direct experience in a work setting, with the additional benefit of mentoring and coaching from information professionals.

The Undergraduate Peer Tutor will participate in, develop, and/or lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects and activities that develop research and critical thinking skills in their area of interest and practice those skills through assisting peers with research.
The application process for the academic year 2018-2019 will open in a few weeks. Please watch for announcement.

Through this internship, students will:

  • Acquire expertise in the academic resources of their major discipline as well as general research tools and resources
  • Gain experience in research assistance
  • Assist other students with research needs through drop-in assistance, consultation, and instruction
  • Assist with and provide feedback on the development of tutorials and other instructional materials
  • Participate in student outreach activities including K-Week, resource fairs, the Library Information Desk, activities related to family weekend and residence hall and other student success events
  • Assist with improving the design of the internship program and training of future interns
  • Produce a final project which incorporates research in the intern’s major discipline or a suitable research project in another field

If you need additional assistance or have questions, please contact Debbie Sharp.