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Our Summer Student Internships in Quality & Safety program embeds fully funded interns in health care organizations to support teams leading projects aimed at improving the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders.

Spend your summer gaining real-world experience working on a project to improve health care quality! Our annual Summer Student Internship program will embed 12 students in multidisciplinary teams across BC and the Yukon.  All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.  Interns will be compensated for up to 225 paid hours from June, 2021 to the end of August, 2021.  Funding will be available to support dissemination of your results.

Student applications will open on Friday, March 19, 2021 2021.  Application deadline is April 1 2021.

Project proposals aimed at improving the health care system were submitted in February. They were open to teams from publicly funded health care organizations and projects with clearly defined roles for the interns and meaningful learning opportunities about the process of improving health care quality. Projects are evaluated and selected based on criteria including patient impact, team composition, scope and educational benefit for the student.

In early March, 11 projects were identified to be supported with a student intern to work with the project team from June 1 to August 31, 2021.

  • Project proposals due: February 8, 2021
  • Internship job descriptions posted: March 19, 2021
  • Student internship application process and interviews: April , 2021

Interns will be employed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council for up to 225 hours of time with a compensation of $17 per hour. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in an online education series.

Funding is also available to support the dissemination of project results and can include travel/conference fees or publication costs.

In June, interns will begin an education series covering the fundamentals of improving quality in health care. From June to August, interns are paid up to a maximum of 225 hours of work.  During this time, interns report directly to a supervisor on the project team and are supported through a mentor from the Council.  After the internship, students are encouraged to share the findings of their projects at conferences or through publication.  Funding is available to support the dissemination of their results.



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Anthony Gagné
Leader, Learning & Capability Development