Job & Internship Opportunities


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.

Visit the Jobs 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.

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.

  • 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 Internships Program is open to graduate students wishing to collaborate  with librarians and technologists working in digital scholarship on campus. Students are recruited through a competitive process and successful applicants will receive a stipend and hands-on experience working in the fields of Digital Publishing, Digital Humanities, Digital Music, Research Computing, Digital Data, or Geospatial Research. 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.  Students must receive course credit to be eligible for the intership. For more information and application guidelines, please visit the Ask a Librarian Internship Program page.