Graduate Community Engagement Internship in the Downtown Eastside

The Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED) and the UBC Learning Exchange (LE) are excited to re-launch their successful Graduate Community Engagement Internship program. The role of the graduate student will be to support the UBC LE’s programming through a paid internship with a strong focus on promoting literacy through community engagement activities, research, and facilitated workshops/events.

The UBC Learning Exchange is a university-community initiative that has operated in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) since 1999, proudly celebrating 20+ years of community engagement. Offering a range of free community programming, including basic and advanced computer classes, a conversational English language learning program, arts and cultural workshops and events, and a drop-in social space for residents of the DTES, the LE provides a unique learning environment for a graduate student to contribute to and learn from.

Duties may include:
• Conducting research and assembling a short literature review on linguistic isolation
• Ongoing research support throughout the project
• Developing or facilitating workshops or classes
• Connecting and networking with community partners and/or facilitators
• Event planning and support
• Report writing and support
• Other duties as required

Graduate Community Engagement Internship in the Downtown Eastside 2023S job posting

Extended Application deadline: Monday, April 10, 2023

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.