Canadian Publishing Internships/Placements

Internships offer an exceptional opportunity to jumpstart your career in the Canadian magazine and digital publishing industry. Whether you’re a student seeking a placement to fulfill your internship/co-op requirement or an aspiring journalist aiming to make your mark, consider exploring these available opportunities.

Not only do internships present a valuable opportunity for individuals at the beginning of their careers, but they also significantly benefit the publication. As an intern, finding your niche and making a lasting impact can be challenging. Listen to insights from industry leaders Stephanie Bai, Colin Leslie, Angela Pacienza, and Samia Madwar during a panel discussion on maximizing your internship experience.

CIM Magazine Internship

DescriptionCIM Magazine, Canada’s foremost mining magazine, is offering a 16-week paid internship opportunity for upper-year students and recent graduates. The intern will work remotely from home and have the chance to contribute to all aspects of magazine editorial, in both print and online.  

During the internship, the intern will be required to write news articles, conduct interviews, attend regular story meetings and participate in the magazine production process (source photos, proofread the issue and other related tasks).    

This is an opportunity for students to work with a B2B National Magazine Award-winning publication, gain valuable experience in the journalism industry, expand their portfolio and develop skills through on-the-job training.

About us: The print edition of CIM Magazine is published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) eight times per year. Each edition is distributed to more than 10,000 CIM members and at industry-related events and conferences throughout the year. The team prides itself on producing high-quality journalism written by seasoned journalists. 

Responsibilities: The intern will work closely with the Section Editor and have three main writing responsibilities:  

  1. Articles for the news section of the CIM Magazine website
  2. The weekly news recap, which is posted to the CIM Magazine website and emailed to newsletter subscribers
  3. The front-of-book section of the magazine, which includes news, new products and a profile or analysis piece

Internship requirements: The intern will work 35 hours per week for 16 weeks. Due to the remote aspect, technical requirements are a phone, internet and a computer with camera and microphone. 
All applicants must be located in Canada. 

Qualifications

  • Strong news writing, editing and proofreading experience  
  • Exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient interviewing skills 
  • Adept at Canadian Press style 

Our ideal candidate is smart, professional, passionate about the quality of their work, interested in learning about the mining industry and is a self-starter with a reputation for writing quality content on tight deadlines.

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2023  
Internship start date:  September 5 

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Submit a resume, portfolio of recent work and a cover letter outlining how this internship is a good fit for both yourself and CIM Magazine (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin’s Journalism Job Board) and send to Section Editor Silvia Pikal (spikal@cim.org). Please include your name and the title Editorial Internship in the subject field of the email.   
Applicants who advance through the interview process will be required to complete a short writing test.

AlbertaViews

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 avadmin@albertaviews.ca.

Broadview Magazine

About the Position: Broadview Magazine frequently hires summer interns.
How to Apply: Submit your resumĂ©, cover letter, three writing samples and three story ideas that demonstrate your familiarity with the publication to: Jocelyn Bell, Editor/Publisher at general@broadview.org by February 1st.

Broadview Press

About the Position: Broadview Press 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 rĂ©sumĂ© to CLinternships@tva.ca, 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 resume@canadiangeographic.ca 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 resumĂ©, desired start date, and cover letter detailing which internship you’re interested in and why to social@fashionmagazine.com.

SJC

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

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 prfire@prairiefire.ca

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 promotions@prismmagazine.ca. 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 poetry@prismmagazine.ca. 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 prose@prismmagazine.ca. 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.

Rabble.ca: 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 internships@rabble.ca.
Deadline to Apply: Closed for now, check back later

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 lexi@reservemedia.co to apply.

Penguin Random House Canada

About the Position: They offer full-time internships with terms running from January to June and July to December and applications typically opening in May and October
Compensation: Hourly paid
How to Apply:
Check page to see if open

The Canadian Press

About the Position: Summer student/internship opportunities in Toronto at Canada’s national news agency, for current students and recent graduates
Compensation: Hourly paid
How to Apply:
Check page to see if open

Vancouver Magazine and Western Living Editorial Internship

About the Position: Short-term, for students requiring a placement for completion of an academic program in journalism, communications, or other media-related program. Currently accepting applications for interns wanting to start in July, August, and September.
Compensation: Unpaid
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three non-academic writing samples to Alyssa Hirose, associate editor, ahirose@canadawide.com. Include your preferred time frame and required hours in your email.

Toronto Life Editorial Internships

About the Position: Editorial interns are involved in many aspects of the production of Toronto Life. They receive practical experience in research, shadow-editing and writing. Each intern is encouraged to generate ideas and write for the magazine.
Requirements: Only students in an academic program requiring internship or co-op experience to graduate will be considered.
How to Apply:
Qualifying candidates must complete the following application and send it, along with a cover letter, a resumĂ© and, if available, published writing samples, to editor@torontolife.com.

1. Generate three ideas for the print publication or the website. Your proposals should be clearly focused and should indicate why you think these ideas are right for Toronto Life.

2. Write a review of the current issue (about 500 words). We know we’re not perfect, so we expect a critical analysis.

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