Paid Internships

The Arts Amplifier offers a paid internship option, targeting graduate students in the late stages of their degrees. These roughly 250-hour paid internships will take place between May and August, scheduled in accordance with the operational needs of each employer.

Eligibility Requirements

Arts Amplifier paid internships are open to MA, MFA and PhD students in the UBC Faculty of Arts, unless otherwise specified.

Please check out the UBC Arts Co-op Program to see if your degree program has a Co-op option.

Opportunities

Paid internships can include work like:

  • Performing a literature review and collecting data to support the health and wellbeing of people in marginalized communities
  • Analyzing information related to youth climate change advocacy
  • Running surveys related to the health and wellbeing of student employees
  • Investigating the impact of not-for-profits on community resilience and sustainability

Currently Accepting Applications

  • Paid project opportunities with the City of Vancouver
    For further details of this opportunity and for a recording of the Q&A with project partners, see our past events page.
    Applications due Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Apply here.
  • Paid short research opportunity to support work-integrated learning
    For further details of this opportunity and for a recording of the Q&A, see our past events page.
    Applications due Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 5:00 pm
    Apply here.

Closed Paid Internship Job Postings

  • Knowledge Translation Intern, Generation Squeeze
    Applications due Monday, Nov 15th 2021 at 11:59pm
    For more information, please view the Oct 27 Q&A on our Past Events page.
  • Mitacs Intern, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
    Applications due Monday, Nov 15th 2021 at 11:59pm
    For more information, please view the Oct 27 Q&A on our Past Events page.
  • Arts Alumni Survey Analyst Internship, UBC Dean of Arts Office
    Applications due Monday, Nov 22nd 2021 at 11:59pm
    For more information, please view the job description (PDF)
  • “Who is Chinatown?” Project Internship, Dr. Siobhan McPhee
    Applications due Sunday, Nov 28th 2021 at 11:59pm
    For more information, please view the Nov 16 Q&A on our Past Events page.
  • Research Intern, Asian Studies, UBC
    Applications due Monday, January 2nd 2022 at 11:59pm
    For more information, please view the Dec 9 Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Project Intern, Arts Amplifier, UBC (Two positions available)
    Applications due Monday, January 10th 2022 at 11:59 pm
    For more information, please view the Dec 15 Q&A on our Past Events page.
  • Community Arts Council of Vancouver – 75th Anniversary Profiles Interview / Writer – see Job Description (opens as a PDF). This is a fully remote position. Application deadline: Friday Jan 14 2022 at 10am.
  • Opera Kelowna – Drive Structure Support – open to students in the UBC iSchool only. This is a fully remote position. Application deadline: Friday Jan 14 2022 at 10am.
  • Opera Kelowna – Website Overhaul Project – see Job Description (opens as a PDF). This is a fully remote position. Application deadline: Friday Jan 14 2022 at 10am.
  • Vancouver Biennale – Digital Resource Management Support – open to students in the UBC iSchool only. Application deadline: Friday Jan 14 2022 at 10am.
  • Research Interns, The Firelight Group – for more information, please view the Jan 25th Q&A on our Past Events page
     – Applications for paid internship in the ecology department due ASAP
    – Applications for paid internship in the health department due Sunday, Feb 6 2022 at 11:59pm
  • Research Assistant, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon. Application deadline: March 3 2022at 9am
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Artist in Residence, Hikma Strategies. Application deadline: March 3 2022 at 9am.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Graphic Designer – Rebranding/Layout Refresh, the journal Canadian Literature. Application deadline: March 7 2022 at 9am.
  • Graduate Academic Assistant, UBC Community Engagement. Application deadline: March 11 2022 at 12pm.
  • Public Programs Assistant, ArtStarts. Application deadline: 20 April 2022 at 9:00 am PT.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Advocacy and Policy Strategist, AIMA. Application deadline: Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 9:00 am PT.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Equity & Bias Analyst and Publishing Analyst, Nelson Education Publishing. Application deadline: Tuesday 3 May 2022 at 9:00 am PT
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Associate Project Manager, Ars Scientia. Application deadline: Thursday 12 May 2022 at 9:00 am PT.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Research Assistants x6, Racial Equity Screen Office. Application deadline: Friday 13 May at 5:00 pm, PT. For more information, click here.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page
  • Research Assistants x3, Asia Pacific Foundation. Application deadline: Tuesday 17 May at 9:00 am PT. Apply here.
    For more information, please view the Q&A on our Past Events page

Job Application Resources

Applications for the Arts Amplifier Paid Internships require a 2-page non-academic resume and a 1-page cover letter. We encourage you to review the Job Application Resources as you craft your application materials.

We’re happy to support you on a first-come first-serve basis with providing feedback on your resume and cover letter, you can email your documents to arts.amplifier@ubc.ca.

Want to design your own paid internship?

We can help you connect with potential employers and apply for external funding to subsidize your work experience. If you’re designing your own paid internship experience, please fill out the “Get Support” Form.