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Our annual student internship program supports teams in health care organizations to hire a fully-funded intern to advance their projects aimed at improving the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders.

Internship applications are now closed.

Student Applicants

Any graduate or undergraduate student was eligible to apply for the 10 paid summer internships available. Applicants are being jointly reviewed and interviewed by a Council staff member and a member of the project team. The final hiring decision for the intern will be made jointly between the two organizations.

The application period for 2018 has now ended. Thank you to all the students who applied! Please see our timeline for the 2019 application period.

Summer Student Internship 2019 Timeline

Student Timeline

Project Proposals

A call for project proposals will open February 2019. Once projects have been selected, we will post the student job opportunities.


Interns will be employed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council at a wage of $17 per hour, for up to 225 hours of time, which is expected to take place between June and August 2018. Interns will also be paid for an additional 7.5 hours and have travel costs covered (if required) to attend an in-person intern education day at the Council office in Vancouver on June 25. Start and end dates vary for each project, and many are flexible.

Funding is also available (up to $800 per intern) to support the dissemination of project results and can include travel/conference fees or publication costs.

Click here to download a report that recaps and captures the impact of the 2018 program.

Click here to download a report that recaps and captures the impact of the 2017 program.

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Key Contact

Shari McKeown
Director, Learning & Capability Development