Find paid opportunities working on sustainability-related projects with the Sustainability Hub through the 2024 Summer Session of the Work Learn program.

Join the Sustainability Hub through UBC's Work Learn program. From addressing the climate emergency to supporting research and knowledge mobilization, we have plenty of opportunities for you to integrate sustainability into your work. 


Climate, Equity, Action and Resilience (CLEAR) PRoject

WL S24 Sustainability Program Coordination Assistant USH
Career Job ID 975587

The Sustainability Hub's Senior Director seeks a graduate student to support a range of activities, particularly program development,  events and reporting for the Climate Equity Action and Resilience (CLEAR) project. The incumbent will support the Senior Director to develop this and related projects including, as time permits, assisting with creative design of projects; researching and collating information and resources; helping with the preparation of program plans, correspondence and reports; and assisting with organization of and logistics for meetings. The student will also assist with communication, and depending on time availability, interest and expertise, this may include the development of web resources, stories, and other knowledge translation pieces, such as video clips and infographics. The research and materials will be made publicly available and will provide a foundation for future research and learning. The work will include regular connect with faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

Teaching, Learning, and Student Engagement

WL S24 Sustainability Ambassadors: Sustainability Lead (3 positions)
Career Job ID 975591

Sustainability Leads support coordination of the Sustainability Ambassadors Program, including the development of a themed-based curriculum and facilitating learning opportunities for program participants. The program explores how principles of climate justice are relevant when identifying, developing, and implementing climate action solutions to shift cultural norms, centering equity in its approach. 

WL S24 Sustainability Engagement: Catalyst Lead (1 position)
Career Job ID 975595

In close collaboration with the Manager of Transformative Learning & Student Engagement, the Catalyst Lead supports the development and implementation of the Catalyst program and facilitates learning opportunities for participating students. This role builds on the Sustainability Hub’s work fostering a culture of engagement and advocacy by expanding sustainability education opportunities and resources for the UBC community and public. 

Urban Innovation Research

WL S24 Graphic Design Assistant 
Careers Online Job ID 975608 / WL Project Number 140330

As a graphic design assistant, the position will work closely with UBC Sustainability Hub staff to develop diagrams, illustrations, and other graphic materials for projects and programs related to green buildings, climate change, biodiversity, and other sustainability issues. The summer position is from May to August 2024, and we welcome applications from current UBC upper-undergraduate and graduate students across relevant disciplines.

WL S24 Embodied Carbon Policy Analyst 
Career Job ID 975610/ WL Project Number 140442 

The Embodied Carbon Policy Analyst Assistant will support the Embodied Carbon Project Manager and the Director of Urban Innovation Research in completing the policy review activities for the Pathways to Net-Zero Embodied Carbon in Buildings project. These activities include a wide range of tasks, including compiling, analyzing, supplementing with international and national reviews, and producing educational materials for Canada-wide embodied carbon reduction policies.

WL S24 Embodied Carbon Project Assistant 
Career Job ID 975615/ WL Project Number 140128

As an Embodied Carbon Project Assistant at UBC Sustainability Hub, the potential candidate will play a vital role in supporting the Pathways to Net-Zero Embodied Carbon in Buildings project. Responsibilities will involve conducting research, analyzing data, and assisting with workshops to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration with experts from various sectors. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to impactful sustainability research, gain valuable skills in low-carbon building practices and policy analysis, and work alongside a dedicated team of professionals.

Sustainability Project Knowledge Mobilization Assistant 
Career Job ID 975605/ WL Project Number 140728

The Sustainability Project Knowledge Mobilization Assistant will support the Embodied Carbon Project Manager and the Director, Urban Innovation Research to complete the learning and knowledge mobilization activities of the Pathways to Net-Zero Embodied Carbon in Buildings project, through communication and outreach to government, industry professionals, educators and students. The role will assist with the development of written and visual communication materials, including reports, case studies, policy briefs, blog posts, infographics and presentations.