UBC Social Work Graduate Student Internships Available

About Us

The Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIIC) is Canada’s first university-based research centre with a dedicated focus on social policy and practice issues concerned with the full inclusion and citizenship of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We envision a society that acts to achieve lives of quality for all citizens and inspire and inform social change by creating a passion and culture for inclusion. We work with the community, government, and the private sector to secure justice, equality, and well-being of all citizens. At present we have a number of research projects addressing issues in the areas of employment, financial supports, social capital, inclusive education and COVID-19.

About the Internship

This is a unique opportunity for MSW students to gain valuable experience supporting the work of the CIIC in a variety of research and other capacities. We will make every effort to provide meaningful opportunities to support the interns’ personal learning objectives. The position offers flexible hours and days of work and is for a maximum of 10 hours per month for 4 months. One position is available at the UBC Okanagan School of Social Work and one position is available at UBC Vancouver School of Social Work. An award of

$1000 will be paid upon completion.

Internship Period: January 4, 2021 – April 30, 2021

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

Internship Awarded: December 15, 2020

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and a one-page (approximately 250 words) statement briefly describing your background and interest in disability and why inclusion and citizenship matters to people with intellectual and developmental and disabilities and their families. Submissions should be emailed to cic.ubc@ubc.ca by November 30, 2020.


Please feel free to reach out to the CIIC Co-Directors Dr. Rachelle Hole rachelle.hole@ubc.ca at the Okanagan campus and Dr. Tim Stainton tim.stainton@ubc.ca at the Vancouver campus.