Contributing to Torontoist


Contributing to Torontoist

Editorial Intern

Come work with Torontoist as our next editorial intern! As a publication with a big reach but a small staff, this unpaid role provides opportunities to learn every part of online journalism. And we’re a really fun team, so there’s that.

Interns must meet a number of requirements in order to apply.

You must:

  • Be a currently-enrolled journalism student, or studying a related field.
  • Require internship or co-op hours for your degree requirements.
  • If offered the position, a program administrator must confirm that this internship meets their requirements.

One of the great things about Torontoist is that we offer flexibility. If you’re only able to work limited hours each week for whatever reason, apply anyway and if you’re offered the position we can find a schedule that works for you. The length of the internship can also be catered to your needs, although we’re looking for someone to start in January.

To apply, email Erica Lenti and David Hains ( with the subject heading “Editorial Intern Position”. Include your resumé, cover letter, and links to up to three writing samples from anywhere (school newspaper, your blog, anything). We’ll pay particular attention to the writing samples. Also mention any additional journalism skills, like coding and data journalism, video skills, or languages.

Additionally, please include responses to the following questions:

  1. Why do you think you’re a good fit for Torontoist in particular? How do you think we can be a better publication?
  2. What would you like to get out of this internship? That is, what would you like to learn from the experience?
  3. What journalists do you respect and admire? What great article have you read recently, and why do you think the piece worked so well?
  4. Please include two pitches for stories that you would like to write during your Torontoist internship.

We will evaluate applications on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you!

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