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Our Summer Student Internships allow students to support teams in health care organizations by funding internships across British Columbia and the Yukon each summer. These projects improve the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders. Applications are now closed.

Student Information

An internship is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience and learn new skills and strategies. The Council’s Summer Student Internships give you the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on a health care quality improvement project. We partner with organizations across the province to support important work and provide interesting and varied opportunities.

Applications open in mid-March each year. We welcome all current post-secondary students living in British Columbia or the Yukon to apply. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when applications open!

You only need to submit one application.

Before starting your application:

  • Review all the job descriptions, you will be asked to rank the ones you are interested in applying for
  • Prepare a cover letter and resume
  • Let us know if you have questions! Email learning@bcpsqc.ca

The student internships typically run from June to August. There are also funding opportunities to share your work at conferences or in publications over the fall and winter!

The student internship starts with an online education series in June covering the fundamentals of improving quality in health care. This will provide you with baseline knowledge about quality improvement and help set you up for success.

Interns will be compensated for up to 225 hours of work at $20/hour. You will report directly to a supervisor on the project team and determine with them the details of your internship (e.g., work hours, tasks, learning objectives). The Council will be here to support you with onboarding and throughout the summer with mentorship and to answer any questions you may have.


Project Lead Information

Each year we partner with organizations across the province to support projects that are improving the health care system with a fully funded intern. The Council’s Summer Student Internship is a great opportunity to move forward work on your project and to help build the capacity of future quality improvement leaders!

The call for proposals is typically open from December – January. Any team from a publicly funded health care organization in British Columbia can apply. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the call for proposals is open!

Proposals are evaluated against criteria including a clearly defined role for the student, a meaningful learning experience about quality improvement and impact on the health care system or patient care.

We will support you to prepare a job description and short-list applicants for your position. The project lead will collaborate with us to conduct interviews and select the successful candidate.

The Council will provide funding for the student for up to 225 hours of work and liaising with payroll. We will also be available to mentor the intern and support you throughout the internship.

The internship runs from June 1 to August 31. The intern will report directly to a supervisor on your project team. It will be your responsibility to determine with the intern their work hours, location and learning objectives.

At the start of the internship we run an education series for the interns covering the fundamentals of quality improvement to help set them up for success with the project.

At the end of the summer, the intern will have access to funding to disseminate their findings at a conference or in a publication.


View Previous Internship Projects

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013


Take a Look Back at 2021's Projects

Click here to download a report that recaps and captures the impact of the 2021 program.

Read Our Report


Key Contact

Kate Meffen
learning@bcpsqc.ca