The Muriel Duncan Observer Internship

We are pleased to offer a talented student the opportunity to learn and earn at the Toronto offices of The United Church Observer.

We invite those with an interest in pursuing a career in journalism, and who are currently under the age of 30 and enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution, to apply for this summer internship. The internship offers the successful applicant $6,000 to work with Observer staff for a period of 12 weeks.

Travel assistance from your home province is also available where applicable.

Please submit your resumé, cover letter, three writing samples and three story ideas that demonstrate your familiarity with the publication to: David Wilson, Editor/Publisher, 177 Danforth Ave. Suite 304, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2 or e-mail

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

“Immediately after starting The Observer’s internship, I felt like I was part of the team. I did a lot of work that helped me grow as a magazine writer and editor: writing long-form features, working with writers and being a part of the entire magazine production process. And I was paid, which is rare for journalism internships. I couldn’t imagine a better start to my magazine career.”

—Elena Gritzan, The Observer’s assistant editor and 2016 intern

The Observer’s internship is everything I could have asked for as an aspiring magazine writer: the opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals, to substantively edit tenured writers and to write long-form pieces. This internship offers a crash course in magazine production. I feel ready to take on more work in the industry.”

—Erica Lenti, editor of This Magazine and The Observer’s 2015 intern

The Observer’s internship offers what so few journalism internships provide: challenging responsibilities, a supportive working environment and a pay cheque for your work. I recommend this opportunity if you’re interested in magazine journalism and would like to get some experience under your belt.”

—Alison Shouldice, editor at Pagemasters and The Observer’s 2014 intern