The Office of Student Employment Services helps over 900 students find on- and off-campus part-time jobs each academic year.
There are many opportunities for employment on Barnard's campus: in academic and administrative departments, as lab assistants and library aides, and as desk attendants and lifeguards. We can help you find work that will give you the skills, experience, and financial support you're seeking.
In addition to helping students find employment, the Office of Student Employment Services also houses the New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP). NYCCEP educates and trains students in the methodology of social impact work, helps them engage with their community, and provides training in the skills needed to land the internships, jobs, and other opportunities you want as a Barnard student.
Where can I work?
All students - Federal Work Study award and Barnard College Job recipients, as well as non-financial aid students - can work at any on-campus positions or in jobs secured through the Barnard Babysitting Service or the Barnard Bartending Agency. Non-financial aid students can only apply for those on-campus roles after the priority hiring period (the first two weeks of the semester) is over.
Additionally, students who receive a Federal Work Study award may also work on Columbia's campus in participating departments, in a variety of positions at off-campus not-for-profit agencies, or as reading tutors for elementary-school children in the America Reads/America Counts program.
What else do I need to know?
The links below have all of the information you'll need to understand your financial aid, find available jobs, turn in your required forms, and track your hours to get paid. Take a look at each page, and if you have any questions after reviewing this information, please get in touch with us.
There are lots of ways to find a job that you are qualified for and which meets your needs. Visit this page for information on where you should look and what you should know about your financial aid award (or lack thereof).
Once you've found a job you'd like to apply for, you'll need to fill out a few required forms to get your taxes and paychecks squared away. To help, we have weekly Walk-In Hours to assist in the completion of these documents. Walk-In Hours are 12pm to 1pm daily. Visit this page to read a detailed breakdown of each form, and figure out which ones you should fill out.
After you land the job, you have to use TimesheetX to record your hours and get paid. Visit this page to find out everything you need to know about this system and get yourself set up and ready to go.
If you go the internship route, you might find that many great opportunities are unpaid. To ensure you're able to take advantage of them, we've rounded up some of the best funding resources for you. Visit this page to learn about scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other opportunities - some that the Office of Student Employment Services run ourselves, and some that our partners offer.
The New York City Civic Engagement program exists for students who are interested in doing work that makes a difference. Visit this page to learn about civic engagement and social justice at Barnard, and to find resources for securing internships and jobs that will help you make an impact.