Work and Co-Op Opportunities


MACL: Internal Positions

Each year the program hires two or three MACL students to help plan the Vancouver International Summer School and graduate conference.

Teaching Assistant Positions

Many of our students have worked as Teaching Assistants in the School of Creative Writing. MACL students are also eligible to take the English Department’s graduate pedagogy workshop series, which qualifies them to work as TAs for English. Contact the Program Chair for information on positions.

Work Learn Program

The Work Learn Program supports and subsidizes meaningful work experiences on campus that offer current UBC students the opportunity to develop your professional skills and learn in a work environment. From these experiences, you will gain mentorship opportunities, an expanded network, ownership and responsibility of work, self-awareness and reflection, as well as a chance to apply your knowledge in practical settings while progressing with personal learning goals. Summer positions are advertised and interviewed in March, and fall positions are advertised and interviewed in July-August. See CareersOnline for the listings, under “Opportunities” in the top left.

Creative Writing Opportunities

Check out the School of Creative Writing’s website for details on TA and Work Learn positions and Community Building opportunities (e.g. Brave New Play Rites)

Arts Amplifier

Through the Arts Amplifier, a pilot project under the UBC Arts Co-op Program, Master and PhD students across all departments in the Faculty of Arts, can access 250 hours of paid full- or part-time work between May 1 and August 31. Visit their website for the full breadth of their services and opportunities.

UBC Public Humanities Hub

Fostering collaboration is a central priority in UBC’s new strategic plan. The Public Humanities Hub offers support for interdisciplinary research cluster development among Humanities scholars in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Education at UBC-V and encourages these clusters, once established, to seek additional funding in the form of VPRI-funded Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters or SSHRC. You can also join Research Networks to stay in touch with scholars and conferences for Digital Humanities, Environmental Humanities, and more.

Sustainability Scholars Program

The Sustainability Scholars Program connects UBC graduate students with opportunities to work on funded sustainability projects for on- and off-campus partner organizations.