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 student positions in the Libraries may fill out an application here and return to libcasuals@library.columbia.edu.

If you have applied to a part-time student position within the Libraries and have received notice about moving to the next step in the hiring process, please visit this link and complete the applicable forms in order to be considered.

Casual Employment form with signature

Hire Non-Exempt Form with signature

New Hire/Rehire form for Supervisors to complete

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 Internships Program page.

The Ask a Librarian Internship provides current and recently-graduated library school students with hands-on experience in various areas of academic librarianship. Interns will receive training and support from a librarian supervisor in order to assist users through the Ask A Librarian chat reference service. Additionally, interns will work with their supervisor to conduct a specific project, which can be conducted remotely or in-person, such as designing and delivering a workshop session, creating topical research guides, or processing special collections. For more information and application guidelines, please visit the Ask a Librarian Internship Program page.