Toronto Star Summer Reporting Internship - 2017

The Toronto Star is looking for new journalists for our summer reporting internship.


This internship is open to college and university level students or recent graduates who have never held a full-time, permanent staff position at a company that publishes news daily.


Interns work with full-time staff in a challenging but supportive environment. All Star internships are paid, contract positions.


Summer Reporting Intern Program:


The summer reporting intern program runs from May 2017 to September 2017.

Successful candidates will work on the breaking news desk and may spend time in a variety of departments including sports, life, entertainment and features. We welcome story pitches. Journalists must be able to shoot photos and should have multimedia skills.


What we look for:


Enthusiastic, talented, curious and intelligent journalists with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and passion for journalism who bring energy, ideas and new perspectives to their work. Strong reporting skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately are required. If you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information in your application.

A full, unrestricted driver’s licence is required.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter: please include your email address, snail mail address and phone number. Make sure your contact details are on the first page
  • Resume
  • Eight examples of your reporting
  • Toronto Star intern reporters have the opportunity to pitch lots of ideas for exciting assignments. Always wanted to rock climb? Have a yen for skydiving? Just know you could be the next big thing in the world of standup comedy? Convince an editor you can write a great story from that experience, and we’ll let you do it. In that spirit, please write us a 50-word pitch of an unusual activity or exciting adventure you think would make a great story
  • *Note* - Please submit all requirements in one document

 Application Should Demonstrate:

  • A range of reporting, with a strong emphasis of news coverage
  • Proven ability to report thoroughly, write well, synthesize and organize information
  • Multimedia experience, including video, audio and photography
  • Reporting experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Life experience that contributes to your development/ability as a journalist

 Application Deadline


The deadline to submit applications is January 30, 2017


The Toronto Star would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. All submissions will be treated as confidential.


The Toronto Star is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform the Toronto Star of your requirements.



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