Applications are Open for Magazines Canada’s 2019 National Paid Internship Program

Toronto, ON (April 15, 2019) – Magazines Canada is pleased to announce that applications are now open for Canadian magazine publishers to participate in Magazines Canada’s 2019 National Paid Internship Program.

Made possible with support from the Government of Canada via the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Periodical Fund, Collective Initiatives component, this new program is designed to help Magazines Canada members across the country connect with new, skilled talent, while providing interns with the paid work experience, job training, mentorship and networking opportunities they need to build careers in the magazine sector.

The National Paid Internship Program offers participating publishers funding to reimburse 50% of the salary and payroll benefit expenses for a full-time internship position of up to six months.

“By supporting ambitious, talented interns with paid work at a Canadian magazine as they enter the industry, the National Paid Internship Program supports the sustainability of Canada’s magazines in a time of rapid, transformative change,” said Melanie Rutledge, Executive Director of Magazines Canada. “It creates a way into the industry for people with relevant skills and the desire to work in magazines. It supports Canadian magazines in attracting, recruiting, hiring and training young Canadians interested in careers in journalism, content creation and magazine media. And it has a direct bottom-line impact on Canada’s economy by creating knowledge-economy work opportunities for Canadians in a dynamic sector.”

2019 Program Details

Ten paid internships are available in the 2019 program. Each internship is defined as an up-to-six-month contract position (40 hours per week) with a start date between April and June 2019 and an end date between October and December 2019.

There is a limit of one intern per magazine. Two small magazines (annual print circulation of up to 5,000 copies) can submit a joint application for a shared internship position, as long as each magazine has at least one paid full-time employee to supervise the intern.

Participating publishers will be selected on a “first come, first served basis.” Applications will be evaluated on the publisher’s ability to support the objectives of the program.

Simply complete the application form and submit it to Magazines Canada any time during the enrollment period, beginning April 15, 2019 and ending when the 10 internships have been allocated.

All Magazines Canada members in good standing are eligible to apply for a paid intern through this program.

How to Apply

Learn more about the 2019 program guidelines, eligibility criteria and application process.

Apply here to be part of the 2019 program.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, professional development, research, national marketing campaigns, and delivering services that meet the needs of the magazine industry. Visit

For more information:
Brianne DiAngelo
Director, Communications
Magazines Canada


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