Call for Applications—Sustainability Scholars paid summer internships


Seasons Greetings!

The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is again offering UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. Projects begin May 3, 2022. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines and all UBC campuses are encouraged to apply.

Further information on the available internship projects can be found on the Sustainability Scholars Program web page. Applications close at midnight Sunday January 30, 2022.

I am also holding information sessions on January 12 and 20. Details about the application deadline and the information sessions are below.

If you have any questions about the program or projects, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your help in notifying your graduate students about these opportunities!

Warm wishes for the holidays!

Karen Taylor



The UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work on funded sustainability internship projects.

We are currently accepting applications for over 80 UBC Sustainability Scholars (including Greenest City Scholars) internships that will commence May 2, 2022. Current UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to confirm the eligibility requirements and apply.

Successful candidates will work under the mentorship of a partner organization, and are immersed in real world learning where they can apply their research skills and contribute to advancing organizational sustainability goals. Each Scholar receives $25 per hour to complete 250 hours of work.

For more information on the available projects and to apply, visit the Sustainability Scholars Program website.

Applications will be accepted until midnight Sunday January 30.

We also appreciate your help in circulating this notice to anyone in your grad student network that may be interested!


Are you interested in . . .

  • applying your research skills to solving real-world sustainability questions and challenges?
  • getting paid while gaining valuable professional work experience?
  • developing applied sustainability skills and knowledge under the guidance of a mentor?
  • building a professional network of sustainability practitioners?

If this describes you, please attend the Sustainability Scholars Program information session on January 12 at 12:00 pm or January 20 at 5:00 pm. At the January 20 session representatives from several of our partner organizations will speak about the kinds of opportunities Scholars can have while working in the program. We will also have former scholars and mentors there to answer your questions about what you can expect as a Scholar and what kinds of opportunities the program offers in terms of skills and job prospects.

Wednesday January 12, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm or

Thursday January 20, 2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register Here

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Karen Taylor  MA (she, her)
Manager, Sustainability Scholars Program | UBC Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
2343 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 9362 | |

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