For those of you planning to go into journalism after you finish school, it is time to begin thinking about applying for summer internships. Yes, already. With that in mind, here are some upcoming deadlines for internship applications.
Toronto Star: the deadline for the summer program is Nov. 16. There is a reporting program as well as a radio room program; internships last for 12 weeks and are paid.
Applications should be mailed to: Peter Cooney
Team Editor, Training
Toronto Star Editorial Department, 5th Floor
1 Yonge St.
Montreal Gazette: the deadline is Nov. 23. The Gazette is looking for “reporters, digital editors, copy editors and designers,” and internships last from late May to the end of August. Mail applications to email@example.com. Note: you must be fluently bilingual to qualify.
Canadian Press: the deadline is Nov. 30. CP is looking for reporting, editing and online qualifications. Mail applications to: Marissa D’Mello
The Canadian Press/Human Resources
36 King Street East
If you are looking to work outside Canada for the summer, there are also some international internships available.
Check with your local daily or alt weekly to see about internships with them, as many hire without advertising. You’ll only find out if you call! And if you are considering an unpaid internship but unsure about it, please visit the Canadian Media Guild’s site. They have a lot of information about the pitfalls of unpaid internships.
J-source also has a round up of internships and available positions.