Enhanced Access to Opportunity

for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media

JHR’s Enhanced Access for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media is a first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to build and sustain pipelines of high-potential journalists to help diversify Canada’s media ecosystem. Our goal is to empower BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) youth who experience barriers to access opportunities in Canadian journalism and to remain in the industry.

This program is funded by RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch and the Meta Journalism Project.

Call For Applications

BIPOC high school students, high school graduates and college/university students interested in working in journalism can apply for a paid placement with leading Canadian newsrooms such as The Canadian Press, IndigiNews, The Local, The Tyee, and Xtra to gain valuable work experience.

Application Information:

● BIPOC high school students can apply for a 12-week journalism summer co-op.

● BIPOC high school graduates and college/university students can apply for a 20-week newsroom internship.

● Applications will be evaluated by JHR staff and participating newsrooms.

● Start dates are flexible and run from June to September.

● Priority will be given to applicants residing in Ontario and British Columbia.

Applications are open and high school students are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.