Jobs & Opportunities

We offer many opportunities for everyone from undergraduate students to seasoned librarians. Take a look.

Gain practical professional experience in a fast-paced academic library. The University Libraries are looking for two Public Services Apprentices who will receive training in the research competencies and issues that are essential to new academic librarians.

The apprentices will provide research assistance in person and virtually in a major academic library that serves a world-class research university. Requires a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend hours. This apprenticeship is a great opportunity to supplement your graduate studies with experiential learning.

Apprentice Duties

  • Provide research assistance at the Norlin Library Research Desk
  • Staff the Library’s chat reference service
  • Attend trainings, workshops, meetings, with ample opportunity for professional development
  • Other projects or duties are possible based on the interests of the applicant and needs of the library


  • Must have a strong customer service orientation and a desire to provide high quality research assistance
  • Currently enrolled as a library and information science graduate student
  • Completion of or current enrollment in a library reference/research course
  • Interest in pursuing a career in academic librarianship

Additional Information
This is a one-semester program with an anticipated start date of late August. Apprentices are expected to complete 120 hours over the course of CU’s Fall Semester (approximately 8-10 hours per week). Apprentices will receive a stipend of $1500 after successful completion of the program.

To apply, send the following materials to Erika Kleinova:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invite interested and qualified individuals to apply for internships or practica. Internships with the University Libraries offer the freedom and flexibility to create a practical professional experience that fits students' library interests and career goals.

Current Internships

The Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center (ARC) at the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) offers a unique set of collections focused on both science and history in the Earth’s frozen regions, including the Arctic, the Antarctic, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, frozen ground, and more. The ARC Archive specializes in historical science materials. Unique to the ARC Archive is the glacier photograph collection with over 20,000 historical archival photographs that record the earth's glaciated regions prior to modern data gathering methods. This collection is composed of repeat photographs of the same glacier, taken from the same vantage point and at the same time of year, but taken many years apart from 1890 – 2016.

Currently, the archive is working on digitizing 9,000 of the glacier photographs. This project includes cataloguing visual materials following Dublin Core and VRA guidelines, and arranging and describing source documents. Interested participants would be assisting with cataloguing and preservation of these photographs.

View the online application form.

Additional internship opportunities may be available. Please complete the online application and we will contact you to discuss options.

Students are encouraged to contact potential internship supervisors at the library to find out about opportunities.

We recommend that students begin the application process the semester before they would like to begin the internship.

Requirements and Credit
Applicants should be current students or recent graduates from a graduate program in library and information science. We’ll consider other qualified applicants on a case-by-case basis, including undergraduates. Interns and their supervisors will determine scheduling, projects and goals before the internship begins. The Libraries will work with the graduate programs to ensure academic credit’s given when applicable. Currently, all internships and practica are unpaid.

NOTE: While we appreciate your interest, internships are at the discretion of University Libraries. The number and types of internship opportunities available at any one time varies throughout the year. Therefore, opportunities matching your areas of interest may not be immediately available.


Over the course of the year, the University Libraries has several departments that look to hire student employees with work-study grants. You can find listings of hiring departments on the MyCU Info portal. Jobs are posted under the Student Employment tab in the financial section. Most Libraries jobs will be listed under the “On-campus work-study: Library” heading.

Student Job Application

Campus-wide, the Student Employment Office, located in Regent Hall Room 205, helps students locate jobs. Many campus departments and community businesses recognize the unique contribution students can make in the workplace and seek to provide job opportunities for students. Whether you’re a student looking for a job, or an employer wishing to hire a student, the Student Employment Office can help.

Are you interested in volunteering for the University Libraries? If so, please send an email to with your contact information and areas of interest. You will be contacted by a staff member within three business days to explore your potential involvement further.

NOTE: While we appreciate your interest, the use of volunteers to assist library staff is at the discretion of University Libraries. The number and types of volunteer opportunities available at any one time varies throughout the year. Therefore, opportunities matching your areas of interest may not be immediately available.