Work-Study Opportunities

Through SFU’s unique work-study program, students join our team as part-time program assistants and contribute to the research, communications, programming and logistics that drive our work. They work flexible hours while they continue their studies and earn a supplemental income as well as credits for their Co-Curricular Record.

What will you learn?

Our Work-Study program assistants play a vital role on the SFU Public Square team. During the term, you will learn invaluable skills pertaining to research, communications, marketing, event planning and community engagement in a fast-paced, hands-on environment with a collaborative team. 

What will you do?

Each Work-Study position is different, so we can cater to and support your unique skills and interests, but you can expect to:

Conduct research on trends in emerging issues and public policy, potential community and university partners, and emerging best practices for accessible communications and community engagement.

Support logistics for our events and activities, including being “on the ground” at our in-person and online events.

Develop content for SFU Public Square’s digital channels, including writing research articles, event recaps and social media posts, and helping with basic design tasks.

How do you apply?

For more information on how to join the Work-Study program, go here.

We typically have openings for Work-Study students in the fall, spring and summer terms. You can find our postings in the Work-Study job search system. If accepted, you will be afforded 140 Work-Study hours to be completed over one term.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact our Program Manager, Seth Erais, at

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Meet the team: Hân Phạm | Interview

Hân joined our team as an emerging filmmaker, artist, videographer and curator, using these skills, she developed an incredible video about our Distant, Not Disengaged series. Get to know Hân in an interview we did with her!

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