Coaching Internship Program

The application period for the 2020-2021 intake for Coaching@UBC’s Coach Internship Program is now closed. The application period for 2021-2022 will open this Fall. Please check back here for updates. If you would like to be informed when the application period opens, please email: 

Coaching@UBC is a mobilized force of over 80 coaches offering no cost one-on-one coaching services to UBC faculty and staff. Our UBC Coaches comprises of Internal and External Credentialed Coaches, Coach Program Graduates and Coach Interns; come from diverse professional backgrounds; have widely varying subject matter expertise; and are connected to the life of the University. Our Coaches understand UBC’s organizational culture and values and contribute to the university’s strategic priorities.

In order to continue to build the capacity of the Coaching@UBC program, we are committed to supporting faculty and staff who are interested in pursuing accredited coach education and ICF credentialing. We invite those who are interested in becoming a Certified Coach to apply for funding to support their chosen ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Funding received is to be used during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Please see our Selection Criteria to ensure you qualify as a candidate, and then view details on how to Apply for a Coaching Internship.

The search for a coach training program is a highly individual process which depends greatly on your personal preferences and goals. To find a Coach Training Program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), we suggest using the ICF’s Training Program Search Service (TPSS).


Coaching@UBC views coaching internship funding as a shared responsibility. We expect applicants to access all sources of professional development funding available to you through UBC. For example: Faculty Association Professional Development Reimbursement Fund, AAPS Professional Development Fund, CUPE Job Skills Training Program, your department/ faculty professional development fund.

These funds together with the amount you request in your application to the Coaching Internship Program, should amount to no more than a maximum of 60% of your total program cost. You are personally responsible to finance the balance of your program cost.

For example: The average cost of an ACTP coach training program is approximately $10,000. If you are Management and Professional staff:

  • You have access to $550 from the M&P Professional Development Fund.
  • Depending on the department/faculty you work for, you may have an annual personal professional development allotment and/or professional development fund that any staff member may compete for.
  • Some staff at the maximum of their pay grade may have an option apply their “merit” to education.
  • Investigate UBC-wide funding opportunities as well.

If all of these UBC sources of funding amount to $3,000, you may request between $2,000 and $3,000 in your Coaching Internship Program application. If you were a successful applicant, you would still need to finance between $4,000 and $5,000.

We will consider extenuating circumstances, so please do not let personal finances prevent you from applying. For more information, please contact us at or 604.822.3351.