Job & Internship Opportunities


Librarian Jobs

Job Openings for Officers of the Libraries are posted in the Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS).

All applications for librarian openings must be submitted via RAPS.

Officer of Administration and Support Staff Jobs

Visit the Employment at Columbia page to view an up-to-date list of support staff and office of administration positions. From that page, choose "Search Open Positions" and then choose "Libraries" from the drop-down Job Family menu.

Student Jobs

Students interested in applying for part time positions in the Libraries may fill out an application in Butler Library room 519 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Graduate Student Internships

  • The Graduate Student Internship Program in Primary Sources is designed to enrich graduate studies and professional training in primary sources through an introduction to archival work, supplemented with a program of lectures, workshops and tours.  Participating Columbia University Libraries include the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Graduate or professional students, currently matriculated at Columbia University, are eligible to apply.  This is a paid internship. For more information and application guidelines, please see the Internship Program in Primary Sources page.  
  • The Digital Centers Internship Program enables graduate students to collaborate with librarians and technologists in supporting and promoting digital scholarship on the Columbia University campus. The program is rooted in the research support activities in the Humanities, Science, and Social Science digital centers. Students with a keen interest in digital scholarship will be recruited through a competitive process and will receive a stipend, as well as hands-on experience working with emerging digital practices within the digital centers. For more information and application guidelines, please visit the Digital Centers Internship Program page.
  • The Ask a Librarian Internship Program provides current library school students with hands-on experience in several areas of academic librarianship.  Interns will work collaboratively with mentoring library staff to assist users with the IM (chat) component of the Ask a Librarian service, answering questions from users.  For more information and application guidelines, please visit the Ask a Librarian Internship Program page