Canadian Publishing Internships/Placements

Internships are a fantastic way to kickstart your career in the Canadian magazine and digital publishing industry. If you are a student looking for a place to complete your internship/co-op requirement or are a budding journalist trying to get your foot in the door, here are some opportunities that you may want to apply for.

Internships are not only a fantastic opportunity for individuals at the start of their careers, but they also provide a huge benefit for the publication. As an Intern, it can be challenging to find your place and leave your mark. Check out this panel with industry-leaders Stephanie Bai, Colin Leslie, Angela Pacienza, and Samia Madwar for tips on how to make the most out of your internship.


Alberta Views doesn’t offer any specific recurring internships but are open to expressions of interest from students or recent grads.
Requirements: The potential intern would need to be currently enrolled in a program or have graduated within six months.
Time Commitment: The time commitment is preferably full-time but we would consider part-time.
Compensation: The position is paid at a wage of $15 per hour.
How to Apply: There is no deadline, people are welcome to send in a cover letter and resume for consideration at any time to our email


About the Position: Broadview frequently hires a few individuals on 8 month contracts beginning in September out of their Guelph office. These positions are either email-based publisher representatives or digital assistants.
How to Apply: Contact Brooke Southgate [Email] if you would like to be notified of these postings.

Canadian Living

About the Position: Canadian Living has various internship opportunities including Editorial Intern, Copy/Research Intern, Style Intern, Home Intern, and Test Kitchen Intern.
Requirements: Only students in an academic program requiring internship or co-op experience to graduate will be considered.
Compensation: Unpaid
How to Apply: Canadian Living accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, except where noted. Apply by emailing your cover letter and résumé to, specifying the internship of your choice in the subject line.

Canadian Geographic

About the Position: Canadian Geographic offers a limited number of internships for students who must complete a placement to fulfill the requirements of their accredited university or college journalism program.
How to Apply: Internship program coordinators and qualifying candidates are invited to email to learn more and apply. 

CBC: Journalism Internship

CBC has various Internship opportunities. Not all placements are available in all periods. Check their internship page for current opportunities.
About the Position: Interns spend six consecutive weeks on a full-time basis at CBC/Radio-Canada. Full-time means not trying to juggle studies and employment while undertaking an internship. Freelance work is permissible in certain cases.
Requirements: You must be currently enrolled in a Journalism program recognized by CBC. Consult your college or university. You must be entering your graduating year or currently in your graduating year. Internship must be a requirement for graduation. You must not have already interned in an editorial role at the CBC. You must be recommended in advance by your program coordinator.

Fashion Magazine: Editorial Intern

About the Position: FASHION magazine offers unpaid internships in several departments: editorial, photo, marketing and sales. Internships in the Editorial department fall into three categories: digital, fashion, and beauty. Job responsibilities and daily duties include assisting editors with print, digital and all-around functioning of the magazine including processing invoices, administrative tasks, phone reception, attending daily news meetings, and more.
Requirements: Only students in an academic program requiring internship or co-op experience will be considered.
Compensation: Unpaid
Time Commitment: Three days a week, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
How to Apply: Send your resumé, desired start date, and cover letter detailing which internship you’re interested in and why to


About the Position: Opportunities across multiple disciplines in content, media, and print.
How to Apply: Apply online through the Careers Page at

Prairie Fire: Practicum in Publishing

About the Position: Seven-month practicum program that provides a hands-on, intense learning experience in all aspects of publishing with special emphasis on the interests of each student. Each year Prairie Fire hosts one or two students from September to the following May.
Requirements: Preference is given to students from Manitoba.
Compensation: Unpaid
How to Apply: Contact Janine Tschuncky at

PRISM: Assistant Positions

About the Position: Editorial Assistants will be credited in the PRISM masthead and receive copies of the magazine. Editorial Assistants will be mentored by the editors and can choose to focus on specific projects such as contests, community outreach, prose editing, or poetry editing and selection.
Compensation: This is a volunteer opportunity.
Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week.
How to Apply:

  • Promotions Assistant: Contact Kate Black at Send a short CV and a cover letter outlining who you are, which tasks you’d like to assist with, when you can start, and what you hope to get out of volunteering for PRISM.
  • Poetry Editorial Assistant: Contact Molly Cross-Blanchard at In a short letter, tell them who you are, which tasks you’d like to assist with, when you can start, and what you hope to get out of volunteering for PRISM. They would also be interested to see a poem or a few you’ve written, and would like to know who your influences are.
  • Prose Editorial Assistant: Contact Emma Cleary at In a short letter, tell me who you are, which tasks you’d like to assist with, when you can start, and what you hope to get out of volunteering for PRISM. Include something you’ve written (a writing sample), a list of your favourite writers, and a story you’ve enjoyed recently. Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship

About the Position: The fellowship supports emerging journalists who are engaged in social justice reporting. Over the period of four months, the fellow will develop a feature story with the editor and will work on brief news pieces each week.
Requirements: Fellows must be based in Canada.
Compensation: $5,000 for the four month period, divided in four monthly installments
Time Commitment: Part-time
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter indicating why you should be the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellow together with your resume, feature piece pitch, and two writing samples to
Deadline to Apply: Closed for now, check back in 2023.

Today’s Parent: Editorial Intern

About the Position: Editorial interns at Today’s Parent are involved in web production, social media scheduling, writing, story research, and fact-checking.
Requirements: Today’s Parent interns must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary school with an internship requirement.
Time Commitment: Either six weeks full-time (M to F, 9 to 5) or part-time for an entire semester (two or three days per week). Start and end dates are flexible.
Compensation: Unpaid
How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter (plus clippings if you have them) to Jessica Pollack,, with the subject line “Editorial Intern: Your Name.”

The Reserve: Editorial Internship

About the Position: Reserve’s editorial intern will assist with writing and editing articles, pitching features, conceptualizing partnerships, writing podcast specs and coordinating press relations. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in a Capstone Project to take on a larger-scale project to add to their portfolio.

Requirements: The position is for college-credit.
Compensation: Opportunity for incentive-based bonuses.
How to Apply: Check to see if open; email to apply.