PICS Internship Program Call for Proposals


The deadline is fast approaching.

Submit your application by Monday, January 11, 2021.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hire a PICS intern to support your climate action programs. PICS internships support the hiring of university students and recent graduates at the workplaces of governments, NGOs, industry and communities within British Columbia that are pursuing climate change mitigation and adaptation research, planning or implementation.

PICS will provide $12,000 to BC provincial, regional, and local governments, and BC-based non-governmental agencies, indigenous communities, private companies and Crown corporations to hire a student intern for a minimum of 13 weeks. Successful applicants may top up this contribution to provide an appropriate wage for the student’s level of education and experience.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at one of the four PICS partner institutions: UVIC, UBC, SFU or UNBC. Students must either be returning to complete their degree programs following the internship or have completed their programs the semester prior to the start of the internship.

For information about this annual call please read the Internship Program Guide and submit an Internship Application Form, or visit the PICS website.

Health System Impact Fellowship


The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) provides highly-qualified doctoral trainees (doctoral students) and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research (HSPR), or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations (e.g., public, private for-profit, not-for-profit, and Indigenous health organizations that are not universities) outside of the traditional scholarly setting, and to also develop professional experience, new skills, and networks.

Value: $50,000 for 1 year for Doctoral applicants, $77,500 per year for up to 2 years for Postdoctoral applicants

Please note that this award opportunity requires the signature of the “Authorized Official at the Institution Paid”, which at UBC is done by the Office of Research Services.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, refer to the award opportunity listing on ResearchNet.  This competition is externally administered, so questions about this funding opprtunity should be directed to CIHR: