Community Partners

The Arts Internship Program helps connect you with part-time, unpaid support for your non-profit or community organization. UBC Arts students major in over 26 different programs in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Creative and Performing Arts ­– these students bring a broad range of skills, talents, and experiences to the work place.

  • Part-time, unpaid placements for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts
  • 8-12 hours per week committed to the internship
  • No fees for Community Partners or student participants
  • Community Partners control applicant screening and interview processes to ensure the best candidates are selected to work with your team
  • 2 program cycles per year (January and May)
  • Internships are 4 to 8 months in length
  • Positions must follow the guidelines of unpaid internships provided by the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)
Internship Standards

At the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers at the University of British Columbia, our goal is to increase the employability of our students by connecting them with meaningful positions (part-time, full-time, volunteer, or internships) with a diverse range of industry and community partners. As such, we aim to ensure that anything posted by our Centre is appropriate, safe, and in the best interest of our students.

Postings may be declined if they:

  • Do not adhere to provincial or federal Labour Laws and Human Rights standards or are not in alignment with Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) Ethical Recruitment Guidelines and position on Unpaid Internships;
  • Are not transparent or appear to put undue risk or costs on the employee;
  • Do not supply adequate contact information, such as company website.
    Note: businesses which use free email services such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo will be subject to additional queries from professional staff.

We thank you for expressing interest in hiring UBC students. If you have any questions, please contact arts.internship@ubc.ca.

In order to be involved as a Community Partner, your organization must be a registered non-profit organizations with a commitment to facilitating learning and career-building opportunities for undergraduate students.

Interested in partnering with the program? We are always looking for new community partners who are interested in creating short-term internship opportunities for UBC Arts students.

Contact us to discuss the needs of your organization and potential opportunities for Arts students.

Gain a skilled and motivated student to support and enhance your organization’s work in the community.

Students bring new perspectives, different experiences, enthusiasm and energy to your team.

Interns can provide support to special projects or events, or assist your team with new ideas or initiatives.

Gain brand and organization advocates at UBC, as students speak about their experiences with your organization.

Provide mentorship, training and guidance to UBC undergraduate students.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator Freda Maideen at arts.internship@ubc.ca.