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Student involvement with the MMFC

Arts Internship

The Arts Internship Program offers unpaid and paid internship opportunities for undergraduate students at UNB. This community-based learning internship adds valuable work experience to an Arts degree. Students develop practical skills that relate to their academic studies. Internships generally consist of completing weekly hands-on work activities and a major project related to the ongoing work of the organization or partner hosting the student.

If you are interested in an unpaid internship with the MMFC or a paid internship with an organization/agency that provides family violence services, you can apply to the internship program.


The MMFC often receives funding to employ a student in a Work-Study position for 10-hours per week in the fall and/or winter semesters.

Work-Study is a subsidized work program at UNB designed to assist financially needy students with the high costs associated with post-secondary studies. The program also provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable skills/experience in an on-campus, part-time employment situation. You can find more information and apply to the program.


Each year, the MMFC applies for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program to hire students throughout the summer. You can learn more about these federally and provincially funded employment opportunities with Canada Summer Jobs and SEED.

If you are a recent post-secondary education graduate between the ages 18-29, you may be eligible for a Youth Employment Fund position. This position is a 30-hours per week, 18-weeks duration position. The program is intended for individuals seeking employment after graduation who are in need of work experience to help them gain permanent employment. If you are interested in doing a Youth Employment Funded position with the MMFC please contact us. You can find more information on the program and apply here.

Social Work Social Action Placement

MMFC staff have supervised Social Work students from St. Thomas University for their social action placement. A placement with the MMFC provides students with the opportunity to build their knowledge of family violence, expand their skills in conducting collaborative research, develop resources to heighten awareness of family violence and increase capacity in community and government networking for social action.

Applied Research

Undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students play an important role in the research of the MMFC - the results of which are applied to the needs of service providers and policy makers. See our research themes for information on potential faculty supervisors in the Atlantic region.