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.

Student Internship Applications

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 open. The application period will close Friday, March 8, 2024 at 8AM PST.

Student Information

The Summer Student Internship Program is a great opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on a health care quality improvement project, gain real-world experience and learn new skills.

We welcome all current post-secondary students to apply, including those that will complete their program in April or during the student internship (May – August). You must live in British Columbia or Yukon for the duration of the internship. 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@healthqualitybc.ca

The student internships are up to 450 hours of paid work and typically run from May to August each year. They start with an online education series on the fundamentals of improving quality in health care to set you up for success during the summer.

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 HQBC Learning Team staff will be here to support you with onboarding and mentoring throughout the internship.

Below is an approximate timeline of the Summer Student Internship Process. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when applications open!

Student applications openFebruary
Student internship interviewsMarch
Job offersApril
Internship periodMay – August

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 Summer Student Internship Program is a great opportunity to move forward work on your project and to help build the capacity of future quality improvement leaders!

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 which include having a clearly defined role for the student intern, providing a meaningful learning experience about quality improvement and making an impact on the health care system or patient care.

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

HQBC will provide funding for the student intern for up to 450 hours of work and liaise with payroll. Throughout the internship we will be available to answer your questions and mentor the student intern.

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

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

Below is an approximate timeline of the Summer Student Internship Process. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the call for project proposals open!

Call for project proposals openNovember
Projects selectedJanuary
Student applications openFebruary
Student internship interviewsMarch
Internship periodMay – August

Information Sessions

There are currently no information sessions scheduled.

Please reach out to learning@healthqualitybc.ca with questions.

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