We know that 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.
Building on the success our undergraduate interns have found through their work in areas including the Special Collections Learning Lab, Diversity Scholar Program, and Marketing and Graphic Design department, UK Libraries has established the Student Employee Experience Development (SEED) Fund. By supporting the SEED Fund, you can help us broaden meaningful professional development experiences for more students, positioning them to leverage their education long after they leave UK.
Thank you for helping UK students take their education to the next level.
"My experience working with the libraries allowed me to form meaningful relationships on top of growing my skillsets through various tasks, use of multiple databases and independent work. This particular position enabled me to delve into multiple job opportunities after graduation, and I am forever thankful for the ability to work with the libraries".
- Madison Kamer, University of Kentucky Class of 2020