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. Undergraduate interns build 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.
Our paid internships are targeted to undergraduate students in all disciplines who want to enhance their studies through training in archival methods and theory. Interns will be 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 or transcriptions. Interns will produce a final scholarly project--such as a poster, presentation, paper or exhibit--reflecting how the internship impacted their research.
Apply today to become a Learning Lab intern! Applications are due September 15, 2017.
The Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab will be funded completely through private gifts through the Libraries' Enrichment Fund, which supports:
Faculty requests for special materials to support research and teaching
Exhibits and lectures that are open to the public
Facilities, technology and equipment
Matching funds to leverage other funding
Needs not funded by other sources
We are extremely grateful for the support of University of Kentucky alumni and friends who have made the funding for this important program possible. When you make a gift to UK Libraries, you make a direct impact on the lives of students.
To learn more, visit UK Libraries giving page: http://libraries.uky.edu/Giving or call Daniel King, UK Libraries Director of Development, at (859) 218-0707.