The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship

Paid internship runs from May 7 to August 24, 2018

Deadline to Apply: Friday February 16 by 4:00pm

Gzowski Interns are selected annually to receive a week of training in the basics of radio production at the CBC in Toronto and spend the remainder of the internship gaining first-hand experience in contributing to radio programming in a variety of ways.

Created to honour the memory of Peter Gzowski, who died in 2002, the internship program with CBC Radio is available to final-year university students at four institutions across Canada that have a link to the well-known author, broadcaster, and columnist. They are: Trent University, McGill University in Montreal, Memorial University in St. John’s, and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.


To be eligible, students must be in the final year of their undergraduate or graduate program and must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.


Deadline to Apply: Friday February 16 by 4:00pm (NO exceptions)


Peterborough Campus

Deliver applications in person to the Career Centre, Champlain College, Room 204

Durham Campus

Deliver applications to theHUB (Rm 101)

Applications must include the following:

  • A one page Letter of Introduction describing what you are studying and why you are applying for a Gzowski Internship.
  • A Résumé
  • A short description of your idea for a radio program and what it would sound like (no more than one page)
  • A short description of something you heard on the radio that you found compelling (no more than one page)
  • An example of your creative work
  • Three reference names and contact information with email addresses, at least two of which are from outside your university. Reference letters will be solicited as needed.

For helpful tips on how to create a compelling application, please checkout our application tip sheet.


  • 2017 Intern Emilie Quesnel
  • 2016 Intern Aiden McRae
  • 2015 Intern Ayesha Barmania 
  • 2014 Intern Tracy Elliott
  • 2013 Intern Zankhna Mody
  • 2012 Intern Jenna Cameron
  • 2011 Intern Chris Chang-Yen Philips 
  • 2010 Intern Jonathan Pinto
  • 2009 Intern Ariel Sharratt
  • 2008 Intern Trevor Dunn
  • 2007 Intern Lily Mills
  • 2006 Intern Christopher Rompre
  • 2005 Intern Reuben Maan
  • 2004 Intern Hollis Moore
  • 2003 Intern Bethany Or

For more information, visit the CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship website.