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Practicum Students – Counselling

The AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) supports people of all genders and identities who have been impacted by sexualized violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, etc.). We provide emotional support and crisis intervention, support groups, referrals and resources, hospital accompaniments, and can support with different advocacy on and off campus such as academic concession and accommodations. We serve UBC students, staff­, faculty, alumni, and the broader community.

SASC accepts practicum students who are passionate about supporting people who have experienced sexualized violence to conduct their practicum out of our office. We offer the opportunity to learn about some of the specific aspects of how sexualized violence shows up on campuses and to work within a community based organization in a collaborative way to provide supports and services to students. We have previously partnered with Vancouver’s Expressive Arts Therapy program and are a registered secondary site with Yorkville University.

Working within an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and feminist framework, the practicum student would be responsible for providing ongoing counselling services to students referred to them by SASC.

What we provide

  • A space to practice trauma informed counselling to students who have experiences of sexualized violence.
  • An opportunity to develop your case management skills by supporting students in a complex university environment.
  • A supportive and collaborative approach to anti-violence work
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Opportunities to engage youth through counselling, education, and other SASC initiatives.
  • A team that is committed to ongoing efforts of education and anti-oppression, by leveraging our power and privilege into actions of solidarity.


  • You must be enrolled in a Master’s Counselling or Social Work program at an eligible university
  • You must be able to provide your own professional liability insurance
  • You must have an external supervisor to support your practicum
  • Strong understanding of anti-oppression, and perspectives and approaches in relation to sexualized violence and abusive relationships for all persons
  • Previous experience supporting diverse, marginalized communities, in particular those who experience sexual assault and/or violence. This may include a combination of support work, volunteering and/or lived experience.
  • Experience working within an educational context, and/or within the UBC campus community is an asset

How to Apply

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to
  • In your application, please include
    • Your modalities of practice
    • When you would like to start your practicum
    • The number of hours needed to complete your practicum
  • We strongly encourage candidates from marginalized communities and intersecting identities to apply, including Indigenous people, racialized/people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, people living with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ folk.