Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Program Internship
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.
Internship Description and Requirements
-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
-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.
-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Oral and written communication skills
-Organizational and problem-solving skills
-Working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and
-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)
$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.
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.