Applied Research and Internships

There are a number of paid internships and for credit projects available for UBC Students. Find out how to gain skills and increase your professional network.

SEEDS Sustainability Program

SEEDS Sustainability Program provides students the opportunity to earn course credit, develop professional skills, gain first-hand work experience, and advance UBC’s sustainability goals. Projects range in topic, scope, and size—what they all have in common is working with a staff client on a current UBC sustainability challenge.

UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

Developing the sustainability leaders of tomorrow

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program is an innovative paid internship program that matches UBC graduate students with on- and off-campus sustainability partners to work on projects that support the advancement of sustainability in the region.

How does the program work?

The UBC Sustainability Scholars Program facilitates paid internship opportunities for full-time UBC graduate students from all academic disciplines.

Greenest City Scholars Program

Since 2010, the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) has collaborated with the City of Vancouver to sponsor UBC graduate students to work on sustainability projects with the City in support of the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. To date over 145 Greenest City Scholars projects have been completed. Internships are paid and open to all full-time graduate students at UBC.