Student Employment Services

Student employment at Barnard is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1: Search for on- and off-campus jobs.

  • Use BarnardWorks to search for on- and off-campus opportunities. New jobs are posted daily!
  • Print out your resume and visit on-campus departments to see if they need help. Don't forget to follow up by email a couple of days later.

Step 2: Complete your employment paperwork.

  • Click on Forms & Drop-In Hours.
  • Download each form, fill it out, and save it to your computer.
  • Print your forms, sign them, and bring them to Elliott Hall along with acceptable ID for your I-9.

Step 3: Begin working and logging your hours.

  • Your supervisor will hire you on BarnardWorks.
  • You’ll fill out your timesheets and send them to your supervisor for approval every two weeks.


Where can I work?

Federal Work-Study award and Barnard College Job award recipients, as well as non-aid students can work at any on-campus positions.  Students who receive a Federal Work-Study award may work on Columbia's campus in participating departments. Additionally, students may use their Federal Work-Study award in a variety of community service jobs. 

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.

Finding a Job & Understanding Financial Aid

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 if you have one.

Forms & Drop-in Hours

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. Visit this page to download and fill out each form. All forms can be dropped off at our office during our weekly Drop-In Hours, during which we can also help you with any other student employment questions you might have. Drop-In Hours are 12pm to 1pm daily in Elliott Hall. 


BarnardWorks is the site where you will find JobX and TimesheetX. Employers can post student employment opportunities on JobX allowing students to apply online. Employers are then able to review applications and hire directly from JobX seamlessly sending the hire to TimesheetX. Students can then record their hours on TimesheetX to 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.

Funding Resources

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.

New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP)

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.