Coaching Internship Program


We have completed our review and selection of applicants for our 2017/18 Coach Internship Program Funding. We will be making another call for applications this Fall for 2018/19 Coach Internship Program Funding. 

Details on the application process and Information Sessions will be posted here. If you wish to be notified when we begin our Coach Internship recruitment process this Fall, please email

UBC is a mobilized force of 70 Coaches offering no cost 1:1 coaching to UBC faculty and staff. Our UBC Coaches come from diverse professional backgrounds; have widely varying subject matter expertise; and are connected to the life of the University. Our UBC Coaches understand our organizational culture and contribute to the vision and values that inform many of the commitments in UBC Strategic Plan.

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 formal coach educaiton and ICF credentialing.  We invite those who are interested in becoming a Coach to apply for funding to support their chosen ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)

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
    • a professional development fund that any staff member may compete for.
  • Some staff at the maximum of their paygrade 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.