Student and Academic Life

UK Libraries Taking Applications for Undergrad Peer Tutor Internships Through April 19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2019) — University of Kentucky Libraries has extended the application deadline for 2019-20 Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internships to April 19, 2019. This paid internship opportunity will provide students advanced research experience in a work setting with additional mentoring and coaching from professionals.

Students selected to receive this internship will participate in, develop, and/or lead library-related and/or library-sponsored projects and activities that develop research and critical thinking skills in their area of studies or interest through assisting peers with research. Through this internship, students will:

  • Acquire expertise in the academic resources of their major discipline, as well as general research tools and resources.
  • Gain experience in research assistance.
  • Assist other students with research needs through drop-in assistance, consultation and instruction.
  • Assist with and provide feedback on the development of tutorials and other instructional materials.
  • Participate in student outreach activities including K Week, resource fairs, UK Libraries’ special events, residence hall activities and other student success events.
  • Design and implement an outreach event, under the supervision of the undergraduate outreach coordinator.
  • Assist with improving the design of the internship program and training of future interns.

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for this internship. To see requirements and read more on compensation, visit http://libguides.uky.edu/peertutor/requirements.

Students interested in the 2019-20 Undergraduate Peer Tutor Internship at UK Libraries should submit an application and recommendation by April 19, 2019. The application form can be found here: https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9SKnGU1ZAv6YZMh.

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