UK Libraries Taking Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Intern Applications

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2017) University of Kentucky Libraries is now accepting applications for their Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internships through July 21. This paid internship opportunity will allow students who have an interest in diversity and promoting multicultural awareness 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 and initiate a research project to enhance diversity goals and present it to UK Libraries faculty and staff, sharing the research results online; and
  • 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. Research projects have included work on slave narratives, urban homelessness, hip hop music, and planning and executing The Human Library @ UK.  

Sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for this internship. To see requirements and read more on compensation and hours, visit

Students interested in the 2017-18 Undergraduate Diversity Scholar Internships at UK Libraries should submit an application and recommendation by July 21. The application form can be found here:

The recommendation form can be found here:

Applications will be reviewed later this summer.

As the premier research library in the Commonwealth, UK Libraries provides ever-expanding access to quality information resources, services and programs. UK Libraries locations include the William T. Young Library, the Agricultural Information Center, the Hunter M. Adams College of Design Library, the Education Library, the John A. Morris Library (Gluck Equine Research Center), the Kentucky Transportation Center Library, the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, the Medical Center Library, the Science and Engineering Library and the Special Collections Research Center.