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UK Libraries Student Jobs: Internships

2019-2020 Internships

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.
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, Libraries' special events, residence hall  activities, and other student success events
  • Design and implement an outreach event, under the supervision of the Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator
  • Assist with improving the design of the internship program and training of future interns

Link to Peer Mentor Internship webpage

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE - Apply by April 19th, 2019

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internship

The UK Libraries Undergraduate Diversity Scholars will participate in, develop, and lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects, activities, and research that will promote the educational benefits of diversity, multicultural awareness, and inclusivity among UK students, staff, and faculty. Through work within a number of UK Libraries units, the Diversity Scholars will become familiar with a variety of academic library-related career options.

-Create diversity-themed library displays.
-Interact with various library units, learning that unit’s work and assisting with projects as assigned.
-Develop and initiate a research project to enhance diversity goals and present it to UK Libraries faculty and staff, sharing the research results online.
-Assist library committees, task forces, and/or working groups with diversity-related activities.

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internship webpage

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE - Apply by April 12th, 2019

UK Libraries Marketing and Graphic Design Internships

UK Libraries Marketing and Graphic Design Interns develop skills in digital marketing and graphic design by helping to create and deploy promotional and informational materials, such as brochures, flyers and invitations, for various library events, services and resources. These students will also work hands-on with UK Libraries' social media platforms, taking on a creative role in the development of a consistent posting schedule and a unique brand voice, while also fostering strong student engagement. 

This is an innovative role for students who are imaginative, dedicated to their craft and willing to learn.

Internships span the academic year and may begin as early as May 2019. Some assignments will be project-focused, so weekly hours may vary based on deadlines and upcoming library events. However, total biweekly hours will not exceed 40.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE - Applications reviewed as they are received.


Learning Lab Internship

The SCRC Learning Lab promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creativity by more fully integrating Special Collections into the teaching and research mission at the University of Kentucky. Undergraduates from any academic discipline at the university will build valuable skills in critical thought and analysis at the same time they gain practical hands-on experience assisting in preserving and providing access to unique and rare archival materials. This is a specialized program created to enhance student research skills and better prepare students for graduate school, professional research, and future jobs.

Our paid internships are targeted to outstanding undergraduate students in all disciplines who want to enhance their studies through training in archival methods and theory. Interns will be mentored and taught to arrange and describe archival collections in their area of research interest and promote access to those collections in the broader academic community through creating guides, exhibits, and/or transcriptions. Interns will produce a final scholarly project--such as a poster, conference presentation, paper, or exhibit--reflecting on their research. All six students from the 2017-2018 cohort presented their research in national academic conferences. Students will be mentored throughout the year during this transformative and unique experience that puts rare archival materials in their hands for their own research. There is no other opportunity like this on campus.


Link to Learning Lab website

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE HERE - Apply by April 22nd, 2019