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Student opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved and help others with student wellness at UVic. Getting involved with your community and giving back can be a great way to meet new friends, build your skills and support your emotional and mental wellbeing.

Practicum & internships

We offer a clinical practicum for graduate students in the helping fields, including counselling, psychology, clinical psychology, and child and youth care. We also offer a psychology doctoral internship training program.

Practicum

Our practicum training program has a generalist emphasis on responsible and competent practice. We use a scientist-practitioner model to ensure ethical and evidence-informed practice.

As a practicum counsellor, you’ll take part in a range of individual and group activities and roles. You’ll provide personal, learning and career counselling services to registered students. You’ll train to practice in post-secondary institutions and similar counselling settings.

If you’re interested, make sure you review our program details and application instructions.

Internship

Our doctoral psychology internship program uses a scientist-practitioner model. This is to ensure ethical and evidence-informed practice. Our program is designed to be generalist in nature.

The internship is a full-time 12 month program and you’ll complete a total of 1600 hours engaged in training on site.

Our internships have an inter-disciplinary emphasis. We offer a rich environment where you can realize your potential as a member of a diverse service delivery team. The range of experiences and opportunities that we provide is ideally suited to candidates who are looking to develop strong generalist skills with an adult population.

We are an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member. To apply to our internship program, you must submit your application through APPIC. Our member number is #1869.

Our internship positions for the 2022-2023 internship year are now filled. We look forward to connecting with applicants for the 2023-2024 internship year.

April 2022 update

We have a site visit scheduled with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in April 2022 for our application for accreditation. Please note, there is no guarantee that this site visit will result in accreditation status. 

For more information, here is the CPA contact information:

CPA’s Accreditation Office

Email: accreditationoffice@cpa.ca

Phone: 613-237-2144, ext. 334 OR Toll-free: 1-888-472-0657 ext. 334

Address: 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702 Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 5J3

Volunteer

The Student Wellness Centre and Multifaith Centre offer volunteering opportunities:

Multifaith: The Multifaith student volunteers serves to help execute the many activities and programs that are offered at the Multifaith Centre. Some of the tasks include helping to plan events, facilitating the wide range of programs offered, assisting with program publicity and promotion, etc. Volunteers are encouraged to implement their particular skill set and work creatively to reach the community.

Pet Café: The Pet Café student volunteers helps with the various tasks associated with the weekly Pet Café at UVic’s Multifaith Centre. Some tasks occur outside of the actual event such as set-up, clean-up, program promotion, etc. Other tasks occur during the Pet Café such as welcoming those attending, ensuring the refreshment table is well-stocked, helping the organizer (Ruth Dantzer, Anglican Spiritual Care Provider), and assisting the animal therapy teams.

Students interested in volunteering at the Multifaith Centre can contact multifaith@uvic.ca

FitConnect: You’ll be paired with a student experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. You’ll work together with the student and help encourage them to meet their activity and self-care goals. You will meet with them to do physical activity and help them stick to their plan.

Students interested in becoming participants in the FitConnect program can contact wellnesspromotion@uvic.ca.

Harm Reduction Centre (HRC): The HRC helps students make informed and safer choices around sex and substance use. You’ll be trained to provide accurate information and to distribute safer substance use and safer sex supplies. You’ll also connect visitors to further campus and community resources.

COVID-19 update: You can use the online form to order supplies and request information from the Harm Reduction Centre.

As a volunteer, you’ll be part of a dynamic team of students. You'll also gain experience that is highly relevant to many health and wellness careers.

Benefits of volunteering with our program include:

  • diverse training opportunities and skill development
  • mentorship with Student Wellness Centre staff
  • creating connections across campus and with the volunteer team
  • contributing to student well-being
  • building your CV with career-related experience

Email wellnesspromotion@uvic.ca for more information on these volunteering opportunities.

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