Current Paid Internship Opportunities

Research Assistant, Digital Storytelling with Dr. Siobhán McPhee (UBC Geography).

Dr. McPhee is hiring a graduate student will skills and interests in digital storytelling for the project Exploring Spatial Empathy: Foregrounding the voices of UBC-V’s custodial staff.

Position Overview: The graduate student will be an integral part of a research project on digital storytelling focusing on spatial empathy. They will work closely with the faculty PI in Geography to gather and share stories from diverse voices, specifically custodial workers, on the UBC-V campus.

Timeline: March to end of July, 2024

Skills/Interests the Graduate Student Should Have:

  • Interest in digital storytelling and using audio/sound as a means to connect to place: A keen interest in exploring geographical concepts around place and place-making and digital storytelling.
  • Technical Skills: Understanding of creating audio recording and editing, and a willingness to learn the technology used to create spatial sound.
  • Research Skills: Experience or interest in conducting interviews and some experience of the process of applying for ethical approval for research projects.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals.

Skills/Interests the Student Will Gain:

  • Advanced Research Skills: Gain experience in conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews and an oral history research approach adapted to encompass the digital.
  • Technical Proficiency: Develop skills in 3D immersive sound technology creating audio-based artifacts.
  • Professional Network: Opportunity to collaborate with facilities and union professionals at UBC-V.
  • Insight into Spatial Empathy: Deepen understanding of spatial empathy through practical application, contributing to an innovative field of study

Please join the Arts Amplifier for a question-and-answer session with Dr. Siobhán McPhee (UBC Geography). This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the role and learn more before submitting an application.

Q&A with Dr. McPhee, Thursday, February 15, 2024
10:00-11:00 AM PT
Online via Zoom

Applications for the position are due Monday, February 26th. Decisions will be made by the first week of March.