Barnard-Columbia Programs

Barnard Career Development

Barnard Career Development maintains an up-to-date database of internship, job, and community service opportunities on the NACElink website.  Log on, create your profile, and search for civic engagement-related job, internship or volunteer opportunities

Federal Work Study and Related Positions - Students who receive a Federal Work Study award as part of their financial aid package may choose from numerous service-related openings.  For example, American Reads/America Counts is a program that enables students to use their Federal Work Study award to tutor reading or math in local public schools and/or after school programs.  Search for “Federal Work Study” positions on NACElink or contact Career Development for more information.

Barnard Center for Research on Women’s Guide to NYC’s Women’s and Social Justice Organizations

This guide is an online resource from the Barnard Center for Research on Women covering hundreds of women’s social justice organizations in New York City.

Barnard Community Involved in Tutoring Youth (C.I.T.Y.)

The Barnard C.I.T.Y. program encourages Barnard students to become civically engaged in the College’s surrounding neighborhoods through providing underserved and at-risk middle and high school students in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities with the after school academic support they need to thrive and succeed in school.  Please contact Valerie Chow ( for more information regarding the Barnard C.I.T.Y. program.

Community Impact

Community Impact (“CI”) is the largest community service organization on Columbia University’s campus and serves as an umbrella organization for twenty-five student run service groups.  CI offers a variety of volunteer and work study positions.  Please contact the individual service groups for more information.

Double Discovery Center

Based in Columbia University, the Double Discovery Center serves low-income and first generation college-bound New York City youth in grades 7 through 12.  Volunteers serve as tutors, teachers and role models.

Columbia Community Outreach

This campus-wide day of service annually engages over 1000 volunteers in community service projects throughout the city.  The event is in March and you can register as an individual, team, or team leader on-line.

Columbia Community Service

This is Columbia University’s philanthropic organization that allocates funds to a variety of community service programs.