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Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program Internship


 Summary

The Diversity Scholar will participate in, develop, and/or lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects,  activities or 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 Scholar  will become familiar with a variety of academic library-related career options.

 Application form     Recommendation Form

 

 Internship Description and Requirements

 Assignments  

-Maintain a journal or blog related to the experience of being a Diversity Scholar
-Create diversity-themed 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
-Other duties as assigned.

 Required Skills  

-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Oral and written communication skills
-Dependability
-Organizational and problem-solving skills
-Initiative
-Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and
    PowerPoint

 Internship Eligibility  

-UK sophomore, junior or senior status with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  All majors are eligible.
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity issues
-Commitment to full-academic year participation in Diversity Scholar Program
-Eligibility for employment at UK (I-9 documentation and pre-employment background
     checks are required for new employees)

 Salary, Hours, Schedule  

$8.80 per hour; 10-15 hours per week on average; schedule to be determined between supervisors and Diversity Scholar.  Most units require work between 8 am and 5 pm, weekdays only.  The Diversity Scholar internship will begin in September 2016 and end in May 2017, coinciding with the 2016-2017 academic calendar.

 Application Process  

1.  Complete and submit application form and essay by May 6, 2016 deadline. 

2. Solicit recommendation from one person, not related to the applicant, who is acquainted with the applicant’s skills, abilities, aptitude, diversity activities and commitment.  Recommendations must be submitted on the form located on this web page. Deadline for submission of the completed recommendation forms is May 13, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed during Spring 2016.  Selected candidates will be contacted for on-site or telephone interviews. 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people.


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