CBC News & CBC Network Talk | 2017 Fall Internship Program

CBC is now accepting applications for 6-week internships in Fall 2017 with:

CBC News: ​The National, NewsNetwork, On the Money, National Radio News (World at Six), Syndicated Audio, Newsgathering, News Stream, CBC.ca (National Digital News Desk, Interactive, Social Media, Online Toronto), Marketplace, the fifth estate, Local Toronto TV News, Local Toronto Radio Current Affairs (Metro Morning, Here and Now, Ontario Morning, Fresh Air), Arts Unit, Investigative Unit, Health/Science/Tech Unit, Hamilton Digital Bureau.

CBC Network Talk: ​Ideas, Quirks & Quarks, Now or Never (Winnipeg), The Current, q, As It Happens, Day 6, Because News, Podcast Playlist, The Sunday Edition, Out in the Open


Internships take place at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto, ON. In select cases, interns who indicate an interest may be assigned to our Digital Bureau in Hamilton or Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. Students interested in interning at CBC regional bureaus other than those outlined above should contact those locations directly.

Internships are unpaid. Interns are responsible for accommodation and travel.

Fall Internship Dates: September 11 - October 20, 2017

Please read the following guidelines concerning CBC's Internship requirements;

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a journalism program recognized by CBC
  • Internship must be a requirement of your program.
  • Students must not have already interned at the CBC.
  • Students must be in—or about to enter—their final year of studies at the time of the internship
  • Students must be available to spend six consecutive weeks on a full-time basis at CBC. Full-time means not trying to juggle studies and employment while undertaking an internship. Freelance work is permissible in certain cases.
  • Most shifts run Monday through Friday; some Thursday-Sunday and Friday-Monday shifts are available. Some shifts begin early in the morning or in late afternoon/evening. CBC cannot accommodate non-consecutive schedules or individual requests outside of our six-week model.
  • Interns must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Although interns are not paid, CBC needs to ensure that they could be employed following their internships. International students can only be considered if they hold a work permit that is valid from the time of the application deadline until several months after the internship end date.


Email a Cover Letter, Resume and References (3 max.) directly to Chad Wilson, Work Experience Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by end of day Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

The cover letter should detail why you wish to intern at CBC, whether you prefer a placement at CBC News or CBC Network Talk, as well as preference for a specific program, department or area of programming. CBC will consider such requests but cannot guarantee accommodation.

Cover letters should be addressed to:
Mark Mietkiewicz
Senior Manager, Staff Development
CBC News
250 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3G7
*Note: Intern positions with the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto are unpaid, and only 6 weeks long. Interested students would be required to combine this opportunity with another position in order to accumulate the minimum 450 hours required to receive COMM 4791 credit.