Hi there, thank you for wanting to get involved with IRSA. Unfortunately, the hiring process for the 2016/2017 Winter session has now closed.

We encourage you to come out to all of our events possible so you get to meet the community, connect with our current executive and network with professors and professionals in the field. The more relationships you build within the IR community the more amazing opportunities you’ll learn about and embark on!

*CLOSED*Assistant to President and Vice-President Internal (2 positions available)

As an assistant to the executive council, your portfolio will fall under the leadership of either the President or the VPI. You will be responsible for assisting them in fulfilling their roles and duties (where needed) and occasionally conducting correspondence on the behalf of your respective executive member.
The position may also include assisting in the organization of various IRSA events (where they fit into your executive’s portfolio) and temporarily assuming your executive member’s duties if they are unable to do so. This position will require about 5-10 hours of work per week, and you will be expected to attend weekly IRSA executive meetings.

Benefits of Positions

  • Executive membership and seat on IRSA council
  • Gains insights into how to effectively manage and run a dynamic, and highly reputed student organization
  • Networking opportunities with IRSA affiliates – reputed speakers, and leading figures in business, politics, etc.
  • Opportunity to be involved in future IRSA development
  • Experience how to liaise with various IRSA partners, and gain various professional skills

 General Skills and Qualifications
All applications must be current UBC students, and should fit the following profile:

  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • General interest in UBC student leadership
  • Passion for global politics and International Relations
  • Independent and able to manage deadlines and multitasking 


*CLOSED*Career Fair Coordinators (2 positions available)

One of IRSA’s largest and most well-attended events of the year is our annual “Career Fair”. The career fair shows students the various professional options available to them after graduation – with a focus on jobs and streams related to International Relations. This is a week long event held on campus, which the career fair coordinators will be responsible for planning and executing. You will be responsible for planning most aspects related to the career fair, including reaching out to employers, alumni and other relevant partners; booking event spaces and organizing food options. This is an excellent networking and skills building position for students. There is no experience required for this position, however, this is best suited towards upper-level students. Career Fair coordinators will also be required to attend bi-weekly IRSA executive member meetings.

General Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of International Relations and the various fields/streams within it
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to deal with and work within a budget
  • Capacity to oversee and execute a mid-sized event
  • Ability to work within a deadline and excellent time-management skills
  • High level of organization 


*CLOSED*IRSA Gala Coordinator Assistants (2 positions available)

IRSA’s annual Winter Benefit Gala is our largest and among our most anticipated events of the year. This event is a formal gala open to both the UBC community and the general public, which aims to raise funds and awareness for a certain cause each year. The Gala assistants are therefore an important part of executing this event.

Gala assistants will be directly responsible to the Gala Coordinator – who will be leading the organization and execution of the event. Nonetheless, gala assistants will play key roles in the planning of this event, including but not limited to; seeking out charitable causes, booking venues; contacting sponsors; organizing entertainment and food; and setting up and taking down the event. While no IRSA experience is required, past experience with event planning is an asset. Gala coordinators are expected to attend bi-weekly (and later, weekly) IRSA meetings for the duration of the planning of the Gala. We expect this position to require around 5-10 hours per week.

General Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with event planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to work within a team, and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and time-management skills
  • Proactive and professional
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills
  • Passion for International issues and charitable causes 


*CLOSED*Alumni Affairs Assistants (2 writers & 1 graphic designer)

As an Alumni Affairs Assistant, your portfolio will fall under the responsibilities of the Head of the Alumni Affairs, who is primarily responsible for the overseeing the entirety of the IR Alumni Newsletter including writing, editing, publishing, and distribution. The alumni newsletter is a great way to gain experience in writing, publishing and interviewing. It is published twice a year covering recent IRSA events, highlights from IR alumni’s and upcoming events. The team will be working closely with IR Alumni Affairs to assist executives with any alumni-related responsibilities.

General Skills and Qualifications

All applications must be current UBC students, and should fit the following profile:

  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills
  • Advanced communication and writing skills
  • Previous experience with media, publishing, and design
  • Proficient in  Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Independent and able to manage deadlines and multitasking

Please also submit a writing sample if applying for the writer position, and any examples of previous designs if applying for graphic designer.