The Walrus Art Internship gives aspiring designers the opportunity to work alongside members of the magazine’s award-winning art department. Interns will hone their layout and typesetting skills, learn about the mechanics of magazines and editorial assigning, and will apply this knowledge to the highest standards of the magazine industry.
There are two six-month art internship sessions per year, with one intern chosen for each. Application deadlines are:
- 5 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, for a March start date.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resumé, and a portfolio. Portfolios should reflect the artistic interests, pursuits, and talents of the applicant, but they need not be professional quality.
Applicants must have studied or worked in their area of specialization at a post-secondary academic institution. Those who do not meet these criteria may make a case for consideration on the basis of exceptional circumstances.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to:Art Internship
℅ Brian Morgan
101–19 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON M5H 3H1
The Walrus Editorial Internship: The Walrus will soon be seeking applicants for terms of six months. Interns work approximately thirty-five hours per week, unpaid, with some schedule flexibility outside of final production periods, to allow for part-time work. This program is competitive, and is intended for candidates who are just beginning their careers.
To apply, please submit a statement of purpose, your resumé, and two letters of reference. Qualified applicants will receive a set of tasks related to their prospective duties, which they will complete on deadline. A selected group will then interview at The Walrus’s offices in Toronto.
Interns also take part in production meetings and story conferences, shadow-edit articles with senior editors, and assist with Walrus Foundation events. To complement and enhance their experience, they attend a comprehensive seminar series that covers the following areas:
- Fact checking and research
- Copy editing and house style
- Online editing
- Page layout and typography
- Production management
- Foundation models and non-profit fundraising
- Magazine theory
- Pitch assessment
- Story development
- Freelance work
- Research beats with senior editors
The next round of editorial internships will begin on Monday, January 20, 2014. Applications are due at 9 a.m. (EST) on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Direct all applications and queries to The Walrus’s managing editor, Kyle Carsten Wyatt, at email@example.com, or to:Editorial Internship
℅ Kyle Carsten Wyatt
101–19 Duncan Street
Toronto, ON M5H 3H1
The Walrus Foundation Events and Marketing Internship is designed for those interested in event planning and marketing at The Walrus. Interning for the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation, the events coordinator/marketing intern will work closely with the co-publisher and executive director, director of marketing and circulation, volunteers, and staff of the Walrus Foundation.
Major components of this position include: assisting with event coordination and production, developing and implementing promotional pieces, assisting with print and online marketing campaigns, and managing partnerships. The events coordinator/marketing intern will also execute media outreach, manage The Walrus magazine’s press archives, and be given the opportunity to assist with the overall circulation and marketing strategy.
The ideal candidate will hold a university degree or equivalent; and will be highly organized, efficient, and detail/deadline oriented. Other qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, familiarity with Microsoft applications—especially Excel—and, of course, an interest in event planning and marketing in the non-profit sector.
The events and marketing internship operates on a four–month, unpaid term. Each session has the interns working thirty hours per week, with some flexibility in scheduling in order to allow for part-time work.
The next internship session will begin in mid-October and will run until early February. Applications are due by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. To apply, please submit a statement of purpose, a resumé, and two letters of reference. A select group will be interviewed.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to:Events and Marketing Internship
The Walrus Foundation
19 Duncan Street, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H1