Student and Academic Life

UK Libraries Now Taking Applications for 2020-21 Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internships

photo of UK Libraries Peer Tutor works info booth
A UK Libraries Peer Tutor answered questions from fellow Wildcats at an information booth last year.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2020) University of Kentucky Libraries is now accepting applications for 2020-21 Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internships. This internship opportunity will provide students advanced research experience in a work setting with one-on-one mentoring from library professionals.

Each year, UK Libraries Peer Tutor Interns play a vital role in making library resources accessible to the UK community while developing research and critical thinking skills in their area of study or interest. Through this paid internship, students will:

  • Acquire expertise in the academic resources of their major discipline.
  • Gain valuable experience in research assistance through drop-in consultation and instruction.
  • Collaborate with library personnel in the assessment and development of tutorials and other instructional materials.
  • Network with students and other UK affiliates through outreach activities and student success events.

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for this internship. Internships will span the academic year and begin in the fall.

Applications for the 2020-21 UK Libraries Peer Tutor Internship are being accepted now through May 15, 2020. To learn more about the application process or to apply, visit

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