Finding a Job - On-Campus Jobs

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There are two types of on-campus employment: federal work-study positions and casual positions offered by Columbia University or affiliate offices. Federal work-study positions are only available to US citizens who have received a work-study allocation in their financial aid packages. If you are unsure about your eligibility for work-study, contact the Financial Aid Office. Casual positions are open to any Columbia student, regardless of financial aid package or citizenship.

The websites and contact information for some on-campus employers are listed below. After formally applying for opportunities, remember to follow up with the employer to confirm the receipt of your application. If you don't see advertised positions at the office where you want to work, introduce yourself to the employer and express interest in future openings.  

If you need help with application materials, counselors at the Center for Career Education are available during walk-in hours (Mon.-Fri. 1pm-4pm) or by scheduled appointments.  

Resources for Federal Work-Study Positions

Resources for Casual On-Campus Employment


  • Center for Career Education LionSHARE Database - In the "job type" filter, choose "On Campus Student Employment" (you may need to select "View All" in the filter menu to select this option). You may also search for off-campus "part-time" or paid Internship positions through this portal. Please note that all On Campus Student Employment positions should be posted by a Columbia University or affiliated office. If you find a job posted by a non-Columbia affliate using this job type search, please notify CCE.

Academic/Administrative Offices

  • Columbia University Libraries Students should fill out an application in 519 Butler. Contact: Mary Beth Figueroa Also, check out library job fair held every Sept.
  • Columbia University Department of Public Safety 
  • Academic or Administrative Departments: See individual department websites. (example: Dept. of Anthropology)
  • Columbia College Information Technology (CCIT): Contact:
  • Columbia Student Calling Center
  • CC/SEAS Tutoring Service and GS Academic Resource Center - The CC/SEAS Tutoring Service and GS Academic Resource Center continually seek qualified and motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors - as well as Columbia University graduate students - to serve as peer tutors.