University practicum

Joining us for your university practicum will give you the opportunity to learn about non-profit operation. Develop the skills necessary to work in all departments of a conservation and stewardship non-profit organization from entry level to management. Take a look at our volunteering options and decide which of these you’d like to complete your practicum in to gain university credit.

Your three main responsibilities for university practicum

  • Take responsibility and initiative for your role

  • Manage an area of a conservation and stewardship non-profit society

  • Learn about and implement our Six Principles

Your contribution

Complete any of our volunteering positions to gain university credit: 

  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Restaurant and Hospitality
  • Sustainable Forestry and Ecology
  • Organizational Culture
  • Ranch Research Centre
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Environment and biodiversity conservation
  • Take on management roles
  • Learn how to run a non-profit society
  • Gain hands-on work experience
  • Learn about and implement our Six Principles of Nature Connection, Nature Conservation, Personal Development, Self-Sufficiency, Empowerment and Consciousness and Awareness
University practicum

Want to see where you'll be volunteering during your university practicum?

Take a look at the Chilcotin Ark Institute’s website to see the conservation philosophy and more of what you’ll be getting involved with:

If you are joining us from outside Canada, you will need a valid working holiday visa or a co-op visa, through the International Experience Canada program. Find out more on our hands on opportunities page:

If you aren’t able to get an International Experience Canada visa, you can join us by completing a training program. Take a look at our training page for more information:

Are you ready for more in life?

Join us on the trail to empowerment towards a greater sense of self-confidence, courage and initiative. Find a greater connection with nature and yourself. Develop your leadership skills in a unique environment where you can evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.