Faculty & Staff Positions
Our faculty members may hold either tenure-stream and non-tenure-stream (teaching professor) positions, and staff opportunities include both classified staff positions as well as University staff positions (definitions of staff positions). For faculty positions, we maintain a yearly recruitment plan, updated annually in the summer, outlining expected openings and searches.
There are many benefits to working for the Libraries including gaining knowledge about research methodologies that may help you in your studies. The Libraries understand that you are a student first and strive to provide work schedule flexibility to help you meet your academic needs.
The range of hourly wages for our positions varies depending on previous relevant experience. Many positions require a work-study grant. If you are unsure if you are work-study eligible, please reach out to the Financial Aid office or work with Student Employment to get on the work-study waitlist.
Credit and non-credit opportunities
The University Libraries are committed to supporting the future of our profession by offering experiential learning, professional development, and mentorship opportunities through fellowships, apprenticeships, and internships exploring academic librarianship as a career. Learn more about the variety of short-term opportunities that may be available, both credit-bearing and non-credit bearing.
- Ask A Librarian Apprenticeship (Virtual) (Apply by Monday, August 8)
- Graduate Student Fellowships in the University Libraries
- Media Archiving and Preservation (MAP) Fellowships (Apply by August 26)
Internships & Practica
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invite interested and qualified individuals to fill out an application to indicate their interest in internships or practicum in librarianship, archives, museum studies, or information science. Internships with the University Libraries offer the freedom and flexibility to create a practical professional experience that fits students library/archives/museum/information science interests and career goals. Completing the application does not guarantee that an internship in the CU Boulder Libraries will be available, but we will do our best to find an opportunity for applicants.
Complete the online application of interest form.
Please complete the online application and we will contact you to discuss options. Applicants are reviewed as they come in. We recommend that students complete the application process the semester before they would like to begin the internship.
Requirements and Credit
Applicants should be current students from a program in library science, archives, museum studies, or information science. We will consider other qualified applicants on a case-by-case basis. Interns, their mentors, and advisors from their programs will determine scheduling, projects, and goals before the internship begins. The Libraries will work with the academic programs to ensure academic credit is given when applicable. Currently, all internships and practicum 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 area of interest may not be immediately available.
We appreciate your interest in volunteering at the University Libraries. Unfortunately, volunteer opportunities are not available at the present time.