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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAJ POST-SECONDARY INTERNSHIP

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this release incorrectly stated the application deadline as Sept.14. In fact, the application deadline is Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. ET.

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is recruiting a post-secondary student to work as an intern for the upcoming fall term. The intern will work collaboratively with the CAJ’s board of directors, its members, and other journalists. 

The internship will run from September 21-Dec 18, 2020 and offers an opportunity to connect with journalists across the country while gaining insights into advocacy and professional development work done by the CAJ.

This opportunity is open exclusively to post-secondary students who can use the internship program for academic credit. If you do not qualify for the internship but are interested in volunteering with the CAJ please send us an email

Duties include: 

  • Reviewing archival materials from previous CAJ awards and conferences and compiling comprehensive records for internal use; 

  • Conducting interviews and writing articles for the CAJ's monthly newsletter, website and social platforms; 

  • Assisting with research for select board committees; 

  • Other tasks as assigned

The ability to speak and write in French is an asset.

Most of the work will be done remotely since the CAJ's board members are spread out across the country and we don’t have a main office. 

We offer a small honorarium ($500), a free one-year CAJ membership, free access to CAJ professional development events and a CAJ membership card. 

Applicants are to submit a one-page letter of interest, a copy of their CV, and up to three published pieces. Please send all inquiries and applications to [email protected] with the subject line 'CAJ internship September 2020’. 

Internship applications will be accepted until September 16 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 700 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

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