Graduates with both field-specific experience and a broad range of research skills are more likely to advance in their careers long term. Each year, the University of Kentucky Libraries is proud to support professional and academic development for students of all disciplines through assistantships and internships at our seven campus locations. These paid positions provide students the unique opportunity to develop highly transferrable research skills in supportive, professional settings on campus.
UK Libraries is one of the largest employers of student workers across the University of Kentucky. Day, evening and night shifts are often available at several of our campus libraries.
To apply for a student position with UK Libraries, visit the University of Kentucky's online employment portal.
Promote diversity, multicultural awareness and inclusivity in the heart of University of Kentucky academia.
Do you have a passion for promoting the educational benefits of diversity, multicultural awareness and inclusivity? UK Libraries Diversity Scholar Interns play a fundamental role in working with UK Libraries personnel to further the library system's dedication to diversity and inclusivity, spearheading initiatives that diversify the perspectives and information represented in the libraries' collections and services.
Internships span the academic year and begin in the fall. Click here to learn more about projects and initiatives completed through the Diversity Scholar Internship Program.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for Diversity Scholar Internships are accepted each fall. Applications will be available through the University of Kentucky online employment portal, where students will be asked to:
Recommendation letters and additional questions about UK Libraries Diversity Scholar Internships can be directed to Jen Martin at email@example.com.
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Build your expertise on a topic of interest using rare primary sources.
The Special Collections Research Center Learning Lab Internship is a specialized program created to enhance students' skills in research, critical thought and analysis, as well as better prepare students for graduate school, professional research and future jobs. Through the course of this internship, students will:
Internships span the academic year and begin in the fall.
Applications for Learning Lab Internships are accepted in the Spring, through the University of Kentucky online employment portal where students are asked to:
All recommendation letters and additional questions about UK Libraries Learning Lab Internships can be directed to Carol Street at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Research Archivist
Become a communications expert with UK Libraries' Marketing and Communications team.
UK Libraries' paid Marketing and Graphic Design Internship allows students with a passion for graphic design and digital marketing to work hands-on with the libraries' digital and print platforms to expand and promote UK Libraries' brand. Through this internship, students will:
Applications for Marketing and Graphic Design Internships are accepted each spring and will be available through the University of Kentucky online employment portal, where students will be asked to:
Internships span the academic year and may begin as early as May.
For more information on UK Libraries' Marketing and Graphic Design Internship or the application process, contact the UK Libraries Marketing and Communications Department at email@example.com.
Director of Marketing
Become a member of UK Libraries' outreach team.
Ambassadors are trained in a variety of services and resources the libraries offer in order to promote the library system's brand, services and resources through campus events, classes and social media. Through this compensated program, students will:
Applications for the Student Ambassador Program are accepted each fall.
The UK Libraries Ambassador Program spans the academic year and begins in the fall. Ambassadors are compensated $300 at the end of each semester for a total of $600 across the academic year.
For more information on UK Libraries' Student Ambassador Program or the application process, contact Jen Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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