Sustainability Scholars paid summer internships



Hello and Happy New Year!!

I hope this message funds you well and somewhat restored after the break.

The number of available Sustainability Scholars internships projects have increased since I reached out to you at the end of last year. I would greatly appreciate it if you would circulate this announcement to your grad student network and encourage them to apply or attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the Program. The information sessions are on January 14 and 19. Details about the opportunities and the information sessions are below and I have attached a scannable summary of the projects.


As a reminder, applications close at midnight Sunday January 31, 2021. Current full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines and all campuses are encouraged to apply.  


Further information on the available projects can be found on the Sustainability Scholars Program web page.


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



Karen Taylor

P.S. We recently updated our circulation list. If you would like to be removed or if this should go to someone else in your unit, could you please let me know?





The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects.


We are currently accepting applications for over 60 opportunities that will commence May 3, 2021. 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 $6250 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 31.


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, register to attend the Sustainability Scholars Program information session on January 14 at 12:00 pm or January 19 at 5:00 pm. At the January 19 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 (at both sessions) available 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.

Thursday January 14, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     – or –     Tuesday January 19, 2021 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register Here





Sunday, January 31, 2021