The University of British Columbia, Continuing Studies, offers three unique internship programs for international students. By engaging in a combination of academic study and an internship with a local organization, students are provided with a unique opportunity to sharpen their skills both in the classroom and workplace and bridge the cross-cultural challenges that face today’s integrated global economy. This gives students a leading edge in the highly competitive market in professional and academic settings. ELI students would have to successfully complete the appropriate level of the Intensive English Program before going on to the Internship Program.
An internship position within one of our three internship programs could be in one of the following fields*:
*Internships are subject to the availability of host companies and the suitability of the student.
This career-oriented program provides international university students with practical, intercultural, and career planning skills, complemented by an internship placement to learn firsthand about North American workplace culture. GCDIP is an eight-week full time program (four weeks of academic study and a four-week internship) All students must successfully complete a foundational English for the Global Citizen (EGC) program which is considered part of GCDIP.
|Internship with integrated EGC|
|2013||Jun 28-Aug 23 (includes PT EGC Jul 22-Aug 9)
For more information, view the GCDIP program website.
This intensive program fuses Canadian academic study with a hands-on internship component. Students gain vital intercultural experience in academic and workplace settings. GAIP is a four-month full time program (two months of academic study and a two-month internship) following successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP) or the English for the Global Citizen program (EGC).
|ELI Segment||Internship Segment|
IEP Summer Session
IEP Summer Term 2
EGC Jul 22-Aug 9 Full Time
|Aug 26-Dec 13
For more information or to apply for GAIP, view the GAIP program website.
This program combines an innovative combination of seminars, workshops, projects, skill-building activities and an internship. GFCP is a four-month, full-time program including four to five weeks of academic study and a two-month internship. All students must successfully complete a foundational English for the Global Citizen (EGC) program which is considered part of the GCFP.
|Internship with integrated EGC|
|2013||Jul 19-Nov 8 (includes EGC FT Jul 22-Aug 9)
For more information or to apply for GCFP, view the GCFP program website.
This GCCP program is an intensive four-month, full-time career-oriented program for international undergraduates interested in studying abroad in communication and career development oriented curriculum. Academic seminars focus on adapting culturally to academic, workplace and community life in North America and broad principles of the global business environment. All students must successfully complete a term of a foundational Intensive English Program (IEP) which is considered part of GCCP.
|Internship with integrated IEP|
|2013||Aug 28 - Dec 17
(includes Fall IEP Term 1 Sept 3-Oct 23)
To get a better idea of the programs, hear what former students are saying and see work they have completed, view Student Experiences
Global Academics Program
The University of British Columbia
410-5950 University Blvd
Vancouver, BC, Canada