Student Experiences

What types of positions can I expect?

Here are just a few roles that have been filled by past Arts Interns:
  • Social Media Coordinator, Craft Council of BC
  • Research Assistant, Access Pro Bono
  • Broadcast Content Producer, CiTR 101.9 FM
  • Programming & Member Development, Beaumont Studios Artist Society
  • Event Assistant, Vancouver Writer’s Fest
  • Social Enterprise Operations & Engagement Assistant, Gordon Neighbourhood House
  • Environmental Justice Intern, Force of Nature Alliance
  • Community Engagement Facilitator, Groundswell
  • Development Assistant, Children’s Wish Foundation
  • Filmmaker & Editor, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
  • Projects Coordinator, Housing Foundation of BC
Arts interns work in many industries including:
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Legal Services
  • Children & Youth Support
  • Literary & Publishing
  • Fine Arts
  • Health & Wellness
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Environmental Advocacy & Education
  • Media Arts
  • Animal Welfare
  • Seniors Support


Meet Christine Yang – Arts Internship Program Student of the Year

"I want to do work that I know will bring positive value into other peoples’ lives."

Meet Ran Yang – the Arts Internship Program Student of the Year

"It’s never too late to find out what you really want."

Andi Jordan: Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area

In high school Andi Jordan was into drama and photography, but at university, academics took precedence and it became challenging to find an outlet for her creativity. As a Special Events Assistant for the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area (MPBIA), Andi reconnected with the arts in Vancouver while working on a number of community art […]

Yadi Qu: Force of Nature Alliance

After beginning her position as a Community Organizer for Force of Nature Alliance, third-year Asian Studies student Yadi Qu quickly realized that the internship was more than just a part-time job. “The experience itself is more than what I expected, it is about building networks and strengthening your communication skills and all sorts of things,” […]

Sydney Soldan: CiTR 101.9 FM

With only one term and a single course left between her and graduation, Political Science and Economics student Sydney Soldan decided she needed some practical experience under her belt. Enter an Arts Internship – an opportunity to ease her transition from school to the work force. Working as a Broadcast Content Producer at CiTR, the […]

Manil Chowdhury: Vancouver Rent Bank

Manil Chowdhury believes that a degree is more than just a piece of paper; it is a collection of experiences. Through the Arts Internship Program and Vancouver Rent Bank he has explored academically and professionally.

Kaavya Lakshmanan: Schema Magazine

When third-year sociology and English literature major Kaavya Lakshmanan took on a summer internship with Schema Magazine, she expected to gain experience in journalism. What she didn’t expect was a crash course in professional networking while uncovering a new career path.

Andrea Mameri: Canadian Cancer Society

An internship with the Canadian Cancer Society has brought Andrea Mameri closer to her goal of working in sports marketing. A fourth-year Sociology student with a minor in Commerce, Andrea worked with the Canadian Cancer Society as a Student Associate for the Corporate Giving Officer.


For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Robyn Begg, at