Student jobs are an excellent way to help meet your college expenses. But many jobs, internships, and apprenticeships also give you a chance to explore career paths before investing years of time, effort, and tuition in fields that may not prove to be as fulfilling as you have imagined.
While any job experience is an advantage after you graduate, having a prestigious special collections library on your resume will help you to stand out from your peers to future employers. At Bancroft you can learn skills that apply not only to library science, oral history, papyrology, or Mark Twain scholarship, but also to related fields ranging from documentary filmmaking to editing and publishing. Working at a library, you will certainly hone your general research skills, which will contribute to your academic pursuits, and improve your interpersonal skills by working with Bancroft visitors and researchers.
Opportunities that The Bancroft Library offers students include:
- Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (URAP)
- Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), some semsters
- Oral History Center Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship (URAP)
- Oral History Center Internships
- Mark Twain Papers Student Employment
- Positions as library pages, security assistants and administrative assistants
Of course, this is not just about what The Bancroft Library can do for students; we also appreciate the energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas that students bring to us. Please consider applying for the positions above as they become available.