CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship
The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship - for graduating students.
Paid internship runs from May to August, 2022
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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:
- Demonstrate a high degree of creativity
- Are curious about the world
- Are engaged in their communities
- Can imagine themselves one day working in public radio
INFO SESSION: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (2022 Info Session is now closed)
Havoc Franklin from CBC Radio and a former Gzowski Internship intern will be holding a virtual information session. Learn more about the internship and how to make a good application.
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.
- Be available to work on a full time basis
- Be fully vaccinated (per universal CBC policy that applies to all freelance, contract, temporary workers, and interns)
HOW TO APPLY (2022 applications are now closed) - DEADLINE TO APPLY: 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The application process involves submitting creative work and several documents, so interested students should leave enough time to develop a strong application.
Email application packages to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 of Trent University. Reference letters will be solicited as needed
Ensure your application includes info about:
- Your interest/passion for media (Photography, Video, Radio, Print)
- 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.
- 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!).
- A wide range of creative works will be accepted but what you include should be in a format that is easy for the panel to access technologically as well as being well thought out.
- Start putting together your application package early!
More application tips from a former intern who now works for CBC.
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