The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship
This paid internship is open to graduating students and runs May to August 2024
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 8:30am
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.
CBC Radio is looking for applicants who:
- Curiosity about the world
- Strong initiative
- High degree of creativity
- Engaged in their communities
- Can imagine themselves one day working in public radio/podcasts
- The Internship is open to Canadian citizens and students with Permanent Resident status
- Must be a graduating Trent University student in their final year of study
- Available to work on a full-time basis
- Applicants will not be considered unless they apply through Trent's recruitment process
HOW TO APPLY
Application Deadline: 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2024
The application requires several documents, so interested students should leave enough time to develop a strong submission.
Email application packages to Hannah Neff at email@example.com
Applications must include the following:
- A one page Letter of Introduction describing what you are studying and why you're applying for a Gzowski Internship
- A Curriculum Vitae (resume)
- A short description (no more than a page) of something you heard or read from radio/online/podcast that you found compelling
- A short description (no more than a page) of your idea for a radio program and what it would sound like
- A short description (no more than a page) of something you did that was creative
- A short description (no more than a page) of an initiative you took
- Three reference names and contact information, at least two of which are from outside your university. Reference letters will be solicited as needed.
Ensure your application includes info about:
- Your interest/passion for media
- How you are engaged with the world around you
- Why you want to work in public radio
- Any previous media experience
- Any other previous experiences
- Check out CBC Radio’s internship page to get resources that would help you with your application. You can also read about the former interns and what they accomplished during their internships (see links on this page)
- Your materials should demonstrate a strong and genuine connection to radio as well as showing strong, written communication and critical thinking skills
- Be sure to let your personality come through (while still being professional!)
- Start putting together your application package early!
A Trent University committee will screen the initial applications and will forward a short list to CBC Radio. The CBC Radio Hiring Committee, made up of CBC Radio managers across the country, will conduct interviews and make the final choice from the short list.
For further details on how to create an effective cover letter and résumé, refer to the Careerspace Tip Sheets