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Posted by Melissa Wilson on March 04, 2011

Print Internships

Avenue Magazine Editorial Internship
The learning opportunities are vast at this Calgary city magazine where interns are routinely charged with tasks such as fact-checking, proofreading, researching, writing and interviewing, in addition to attending editorial meetings and assisting with administrative tasks. The internship lasts for four months and is a paid position. 

Canada Wide Media Digital Media Editorial Internship
This 12-week, full-time internship will give successful applicants the chance to work with websites such as BCBusinessOnline.ca, GardenWiseOnline.ca and TVWeekOnline.ca. Intern responsibilities include: audio and video production and editing, interviewing, attending content planning sessions, proofreading and more. 

Canada Wide Media Magazine Internship
This is an eight-week, full-time editorial internship that will see the successful applicant try his hand at a variety of different magazines, including WestworldGranville and BC Home. Interns will be charged with writing, editing, proofing, fact-checking and research, among other things. 

Canada Wide Media TV Week Internship
This is an eight-week internship at a British Columbia entertainment and lifestyle magazine that is offered year-round. The successful intern is required to have strong writing and editing skills, as well as a familiarity with pop culture and the entertainment industry. 

Canadian Business Internship
Canadian Business treats their interns as a valued member of staff and charges them with duties such as writing, researching and fact-checking, though an intern with a keen attitude may find he is trusted with more responsibility. Interns should expect to leave Canadian Business with the ability to fact-check a feature story and several clippings to slip into a portfolio. The Canadian Business internship lasts for 12 months and begins in May. The position is paid.  

Canadian Family Editorial Internship
Canadian Family offers two concurrent, full-time, three-month internships year-round. Successful applicants will be able to hone valuable skills and will be responsible for fact-checking, blogging and some content writing, to name a few. The Canadian Family internship is not strictly a writing internship and has a strong focus on online publishing. This internship is unpaid. 

Canadian Press Summer Internship
The Canadian Press, Canada’s national news agency, offers a handful of summer positions to fill the posts of reporter/editor, online producer and editorial assistant. The successful applicants will experience life in a real newsroom and be required to work for a variety of news platforms. The ability to speak both French and English is an asset and having a resume full of multimedia skills under your belt is likely to give you an edge over other applicants. This position is paid. 

Canwest News Service Summer Internship
Four interns are hired every year to work in Canwest’s Ottawa office for this four-month program. Interns can expect to do both reporting and editing for newspapers, online and broadcast platforms. Applicants with experience in more than one news platform will have a competitive edge. This is a paid position. 

Descant Production Editor Internship
This internship is offered four times each year and the successful applicant will be responsible for assisting all aspect of production for one issue ofDescant and will work under the guidance of the Editor and Managing Editor. The intern’s responsibilities include corresponding with writers and artists, copy editing and assisting with the website. The internship lasts for four-and-a-half months and is a part-time position (20 hours per week). The intern will also contribute a short essay for publication in the magazine, for which he will be paid a $100 honorarium. This position is unpaid. 

Descant Editorial Internship
The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day production of the magazine and will work in direct collaboration with another intern and under the direction of the Magazine Editor. Intern responsibilities include copyediting, organizing submissions and responding to mail, email and phone calls. The editorial internship lasts for six months and is part-time (14 hours per week). This position is unpaid. 

Descant Circulation Internship
The circulation intern will work under the direction of the Circulation Manager and the Managing Editor and will focus on the circulation aspect of a magazine, including the areas of subscriptions, renewals and promotional activities. Responsibilities include maintenance of subscription database and fulfillment of single and back issue orders. This internship lasts for six months and is part-time (14 hours per week). This position is unpaid. 

Edmonton Journal Summer Internship
This internship is for senior level students who have a strong interest in daily reporting. Successful applicants will be expected to file frequent website news reports. 

Exclaim! Internship

Exclaim! offers two different types of internships: one that supports the Editorial department, and another that supports the Exlcaim.ca team, which includes promoting online content, editing videos for Exclaim! TV, writing promos, etc. Tasks can be tailored to an individual's strengths and interests. A strong knowledge of music and popular culture is an asset. Opportunity for extra writing depends on the individual's initiative. The internship is unpaid and interns usually work four, 6-hour days each week for a minimum of four months. For more information, contact Atsuko Kobasigawa (atsuko@exclaim.ca).

Eye Weekly Editorial Internships
Eye Weekly’s newly enhance four-month, full-time editorial internship program is a fantastic crash course in magazines and the magazine industry. Our goal is to give emerging writers and editors the experience and knowledge they need to launch their careers. And did we mention that it’s also fun? Eye Weekly’s interns are involved in the creation of each issue -- through fact-checking, research, writing and generating story ideas. Applicants to the program should have a keen interest in the city, be organized and detail-oriented and possess excellent communication skills. In addition to their weekly duties, interns will attend story meetings and regularly liaise with Eye Weekly’s writers and editors, who will mentor successful applicants over the course of their term. For more information, visit www.eyeweekly.com/interns.

Fashion Magazine Internships
Fashion offers three- and four-month internships in seven different departments: editorial, fashion, beauty, photo, marketing, design and sales. Positions are available at the Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal offices. Interns will work full-time hours and the majority of their responsibilities will be administrative, but are invited to sit in on editorial meetings and gain valuable on-the-job experience. These internships are unpaid. 

Flare Editorial Department Internship
This three-month internship is open to any students studying journalism, art director or fashion. Priority is given to those who must complete work-placement hours as a requirement for their degree or diploma. 

Geist Internship
Geist interns will be given the opportunity to learn the business of magazines on the job. Interns will be able to try their hand at every facet of the publishing business, including editorial, production, circulation, marketing and circulation. In addition, successful applicants will be able sit-in on editorial board meeting and take advantage of free admission to allGeist workshops. This internship may offer an honorarium. 

Green Living Internship
This part-time internship will see successful applicants exercising their green knowledge while participating in story meetings and assisting the editors in updating the website. This internship is mostly web-based and will include many web-related publishing tasks, such as reporting, researching, proofreading and web production. This internship is unpaid. 

Hamilton Magazine Editorial Internship
This city magazine offers a full-time, three-month internship where responsibilities will include fact-checking, research and assistance with administrative tasks. Interns will be immersed in the production of the magazine and will be expected to pitch story ideas and possibly write short articles for the magazine. The intern will receive an honorarium at the end of the contract. 

Maclean’s Ann MacGregor Memorial Internship 
The Ann McGregor summer internship runs from June through August     and will see the intern testing his stress levels at a weekly magazine while writing stories and assisting in the editorial department. It is available to anyone but preference is given to those preparing to enter their final year of post-secondary study. This position is paid. 

Maclean’s One-year Internship
The year-long position starts in May and is considered a fulltime, entry-level job with interns required to attend story meetings, pitch story ideas in addition to researching, reporting and writing stories for the magazine and website. This position is paid. 

Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism
Established in the memory of award-winning Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang, the first Canadian reporter to be killed in Afghanistan since the war began. The fellowship will offer a $10,000 prize to a recent Canadian university graduate (degree can be from any discipline), which will go to fund a news project significant to a Canadian audience. In addition to this, the winner will receive a one-year, paid internship with Canwest, including six months at the Calgary Herald and six months at Canwest News Service in Ottawa. Applications details will be available in March 2010, and those interested can email michellelangfellowship@canwest.com for more information. 

Montreal Gazette Summer Internship
The Gazette’s 16-week summer internship offers positions to both reporters and copy editors. This internship is only available to those currently enrolled in a university-level program. Applicants must have a valid driver’s licence and be fully bilingual, though all stories will be written in English. This is a paid position. 

The Muriel Duncan Observer Internship
The internship, offered by the United Church Observer, runs for 12 weeks and is an excellent jumping-off point for those interested in pursuing a career in magazine journalism. The program is offered to anyone under the age of 30 who is currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The position is paid. 

National Post Summer Internship
The National Post takes on interns to work in its Toronto newsroom each summer. There are openings in news, business, arts and sports. There are also openings for copy editors to work the night news desk. Interns will be expected to pitch story ideas and have strong writing skills. This is a paid position. 

The Province Summer Internship
This internship is tailor-made for a group of self-starters who want to jump right into daily reporting. Interns should be able to generate story ideas and cover a variety of topics, from breaking news to sports to features. A familiarity with issues relating to the Lower Mainland and British Columbia is an asset. Internships last for about three-and-a-half months. This is a paid position. 

Quill & Quire Editorial Internship
Quill & Quire’s four-month, full-time internship is offered three times each year, starting in January, May and September. Interns can expect to both write for the magazine and website as well as fact-check, research, proofread and perform general administrative tasks. This internship offers an honorarium. 

Rabble.ca Internship (News writing and editing)
The successful applicant will work directly with Rabble’s news editor and will assist in many of the daily tasks that are necessary to make Rabble.ca a reality. Intern responsibilities can include regular news-writing assignments, fact-checking and research. The intern will be expected to pitch news stories. This internship requires only a part-time commitment (10-12 hours per week) and the intern will be able to work from home. This internship is unpaid. 

Rabble.ca Internship (The book lounge)
This internship will focus heavily on Rabble’s books section. The intern can expect to both shadow edit reviews and write the reviews himself, as well as handling the online events listing and assisting the editor with administrative tasks. This internship requires only a part-time commitment (8-10 hours per week) and the intern will be able to work from home. This internship is unpaid. 

Reuters Americas Journalism Summer Internship
Interns at this international news agency will get the opportunity to hone their reporting, writing and multimedia skills in this 10-week crash course in business, political and general news reporting. The internship offers positions in Toronto as well as New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Latin America. This position is paid. 

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Summer Internship
Two summer intern positions are available: one as a general reporter and a second in the sports department. Applicants should have a keen attention to detail and be incredibly hard working. This is a paid position. 

Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme
The applicant chosen for the Sid Adilman Mentorship Programme will be given an all-access pass to cover the 10-day Toronto International Film Festival (usually falling in the second week of September). The recipient will be able to hone his reporting skills covering film screenings, press conferences and red carpets. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time journalism or film program and be 19 or older. 

The Taddle Creek Protégé Internmentship
This program, which Taddle Creek boasts is “more than just a literary magazine internship,” will offer advice and instruction in every area of the magazine industry. Successful protégés will have the opportunity to learn about editing, fact-checking, design, circulation, publishing and more, all under the watchful mentoring eye of more than two-dozen industry professionals. The internship is not full time and will work around the schedules of the intern and instructors, though a minimum six-month time commitment is required. This internship offers an honorarium and some “lovely gifts.”

This Magazine Internship
Due to This’s small staff, interns are treated as an integral part to the production process and are entrusted with a large amount of responsibility in addition to the typical intern duties of fact-checking, proofreading and opening mail. Interns will assist in every aspect of the production process and self-starters are likely to be offered more opportunities to hone their skills. The four-month internships are offered throughout the year (starting in January, May and September) and those interns who work during the summer months may have the opportunity to assist with the Great Canadian Literary Hunt. The internship is unpaid but comes with the guarantee that they will never make you go on coffee runs. 

Toronto Life Editorial Internship Program
The successful Toronto Life intern will be given the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of this popular city magazine. The intern will be able to participate in story conferences, production meetings and will be responsible for research and fact-checking. Interns may also write for Torontolife.com. This is a four-month internship. This position is unpaid. 

Toronto Star One-year Internship
The program runs from September to September and hires two reporting interns, two copy editing interns and one design intern. The internships are fulltime, paid and open to any recent graduates under the age of 30 who have never help a full-time position at a Canadian daily. 

Toronto Star Radio Room
Positions in the radio room are available to students who wish to work part-time throughout the academic year. It provides a variety of reporting experience and has students both writing for the newspaper and filing stories and updates to the Toronto Star website. Reporting experience at a campus or community newspaper is required. This position is paid. 

Toronto Star Summer Program
Those hired for this 10-week contract will fill the shoes of full-time staff who have left on leave or vacation and are expected to step up to the plate and perform just as the well-seasoned folks they are replacing. This position is paid and open to any college and university level journalism students, including those graduating the year of the program they are applying for. 

Vancouver Magazine Editorial Internship
Vancouver Magazine interns can expect to spend their days fact-checking, researching, responding to reader queries, attending editorial meetings and story meetings. Interns may also be given the opportunity to write sidebars or short articles for the magazine. The internship is four months long. This internship offers an honorarium. 

Vancouver Sun Summer Internship
This four-month program at one of Canada’s largest-circulation dailies will have interns acting as multiplatform journalists responsible for breaking news stories throughout the day. Interns will be expected to post story updates to the website and must be familiar with video and audio work. The ability to speak Punjabi, Cantonese or Mandarin is an asset. This is a paid position. 

Venture Publishing Editorial Internship
Interns at Venture Publishing will get the opportunity to learn about the process of putting together a real magazine, and will be able to work on many Venture titles, including Alberta VentureAlberta Oil and Unlimited. This full-time, Edmonton-based internship is offered on a rotating basis and lasts for three months. Typical intern duties include fact-checking, copy editing and proofreading, as well as writing short articles and assessing story ideas. This position is paid. 

Victoria Times Colonist Summer Internship
The only daily newspaper in Victoria, B.C., the Times Colonist hires three interns to work in the newsroom each summer, two for the news section and one to work in features. Interns must be able to both take direction and generate story ideas. 

The Walrus Editorial Internship
The Walrus, a Toronto-based general-interest magazine, aims to introduce young writers to the Canadian magazine industry with their four-month internship. The position is unpaid but offers some flexibility for those who need to work a part-time job in addition to the 30-hour workweek. Interns are involved in all stages of production and will be charged with fact-checking, proofreading and writing small pieces for the magazine. 

Weddingbells Editorial Internship
Interns who take part in this full-time, three-month internship can expect to write for the website and the magazine, fact-check, copy edit, proofread and assist with photo shoots. This position is unpaid. 

Western Living Editorial Internship
Western Living’s four-month internship will see successful applicants fact-checking, researching, attending editorial meetings and assisting with general administrative tasks. Interns may also be asked to write sidebars and short pieces for the magazine. This magazine offers an honorarium. 

Windsor Star Summer Internship
Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in the newsroom of a midsize daily at this four-month internship. TheWindsor Star is looking for self-starters with strong writing and reporting skills. 

Winnipeg Free Press Internships
The Free Press offers internships to current journalism students both within the school year (usually to fulfill a class requirement) and during the summer months. In both instances the intern will be expected to perform the duties of a working reporter and exposed to the daily ins-and-outs of the newspaper, all under the guidance of a mentor. 

Broadcast InternshipsAtlantic Mentorship Program
Participants in the program will be able to take on long-term roles with seasoned professionals in the film, television and media sectors. On-the-job training will be provided and the interns will be able to hone their skills in many aspects of the field. The 26-week program is paid and offered to any permanent resident of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick.

Canwest Internship for Students with Disabilities
This internship is designed to give Canadian students with disabilities a chance to learn the broadcast trade at one of Canwest’s broadcast properties: Global, E! or a Specialty television facility.  This internship lasts for three or four months and is only available to those currently enrolled in an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution studying broadcasting or journalism. This position is paid.

CBC Newsworld: Joan Donaldson Scholarship
This internship is meant to reward students who have shown extraordinary academic performance and who have a strong potential for producing great journalism. Previous recipients have contributed to top CBC programs such as Canada NowThe NationalNewsworld Today and CBC News Sunday. The successful applicant will receive a $2,000 award, training and a four-month internship at one or more locations within CBC Newsworld. This internship is paid.  

CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship
Created in honour of Gzowski’s memory, the CBC is offering four summer internships for applicants’ final year of study. Successful applicants will spend one week in a radio production crash coursh at the CBC in Toronto before heading off to a different location to learn first-hand what makes great radio. Accommodations and travel expenses will be provided in addition to a weekly salary. The internship is available only to students enrolled at McGill University, Memorial University, Trent University and Simon Fraser University.

CHUM Cultural Diversity Mentorship Program
This 30-week program, open only to applicants who are a visible minority or of aboriginal descent, aims to develop knowledge and practical skills in film, television and interactive media. The successful candidate will be able to sharpen his creative, administrative and technical skills and be offered valuable networking opportunities. The position is paid.  

CTV Cross-platform Internship
This 25-week program offers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in cross-platform delivery and distribution. The intern will work directly under the supervision of a mentor and will be given the chance to sharpen his technical, administrative and creative skills with a focus on new media projects. The program lasts for 25 weeks and offers a stipend.

DiscoveryChannel.ca internship
A perfect spot for those students interested in science and technology, this two-month Discovery Channel internship will see students taking part in many of the day-to-day production tasks, including video production, polls/quizzes and text stories.  Interns will be rotating between DiscoveryChannel.ca, AnimalPlanet.ca, DiscoveryCivilization.ca and DiscoverHD.ca. This internship is unpaid.

Daily Planet Internship
Interns worked with the Daily Planet, an hour-long science-based television show, will assist in many aspects of the show’s production process, including research, telepromping and script-writing. This internship lasts for four months and is unpaid.

National Production Program
The program pairs recent graduates with experts in various production-related fields and enables them to gain valuable, on-the-job experience that will help them integrate into the industry. Two programs are offered. The first, the Technical Internship Program, has successful applicants working with a department head in technical field, exposing them to a variety of different facets of the production process. The second, the Administrative/Management Internship Program, has participants working with production management personnel with a focus on above-the-line production. Each program is paid, lasts for 26 weeks and is available to any qualifying Canadian citizen.

NFB MediaMakers Mentorship Program
The applicants chosen for this program will receive on-the-job training and mentoring meant to boost their production skills in the film, television and interactive media industry. The program lasts for six months, offers a stipend and is open only to Canadian citizens with disabilities.

Telefilm Producer Trainee Program
This program, offered to visible minority groups and people of aboriginal descent, offers top-of-the-line production experience and one-on-one mentoring. The program lasts for 26 weeks and pays a hefty stipend.


Canadian Lawyer magazine also has a vibrant internship program where journalism students can be involved in helping to produce content for a number of Canada's top publications for the legal profession as well as online and multimedia work. Occasionally interns will work on a specific long-term project with the magazine's editor that will result in a multimedia in-depth series of articles and online events. Internships are generally three months long and offers a small stipend.

I am a Russian citizen and I have just completed my bachelors in journalism and I am currently working on my Masters.  Does anyone know if it is possible for a Russian like myself to find a internship in Canada? 

J-Source and ProjetJ are publications of the Canadian Journalism Project, a venture among post-secondary journalism schools and programs across Canada, led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and supported by a group of donors.