Student and Academic Life

Libraries Taking 2018 Undergrad Diversity Scholar Intern Applications

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2018) University of Kentucky Libraries is now accepting applications for their Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internships through Sept. 10. This paid internship will provide students who have an interest in diversity and promoting multicultural awareness the opportunity to experience professional level work within an academic library setting and gain valuable research and communication skills.

The students selected to receive this internship 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 this internship, students will:

  • Create diversity-themed displays.
  • Interact with various library units, learning that unit’s work and assisting with projects, as assigned.
  • Develop outreach initiatives to enhance diversity goals and present them to UK Libraries faculty and staff, sharing results online.
  • Assist library committees, task forces and/or working groups with diversity-related activities.

Past internship activities have included preparing library research guides and indexing oral history interviews. Outreach initiatives have included work on slave narratives, urban homelessness, hip hop music, and planning and executing The Human Library™ at UK.   

All undergraduate students may apply for this internship. To see requirements and read more on compensation and hours, visit

Students interested in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internships at UK Libraries should submit an application and recommendation by Sept. 10. The application form can be found here: The recommendation form can be found here:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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