When do the internships start?
January, May and September. A maximum of four interns are hired for each session. The standard length of our internship program is four months.
What are the hours like?
Interns generally work from Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, but are expected to stay later on production days (Tuesdays).
Are interns paid?
Unfortunately, we don’t have a budget to pay our interns. Still, we’ll provide you with lots of opportunities to expand your skills and strengthen your knowledge of the industry. For one thing, The Grid’s editors and writers will conduct regular “lectures” on topics such as freelancing, feature writing, online publishing, cover design and covering City Hall. Think of it as a full-time journalism course — but way more fun.
What kind of jobs would I be doing?
Our interns fact check every article that goes into the paper. They also compile listings, write Best Bets and conduct research for various sections of the magazine. You’ll attend weekly story meetings, where you’ll be encouraged to pitch ideas and provide feedback. Bonus: there are often opportunities to write reviews, short articles, and sidebars for the paper, as well as online.
Who can apply?
Applicants to The Grid’s internship program should have a keen interest in the city, be organized and detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. We’re looking for people who have a passion for writing, editing or publishing and a willingness to learn by doing. If they have a college or university degree, even better. The Grid can only accept applications from Canadian citizens or those with a work visa for Canada.
How can I apply?
Visit www.thegridto.com/connect/internships to download our Intern test. Send your completed test along with your résumé to Jacob Rutka at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached at 416-869-4952 for any questions regarding the internship.