Maisonneuve is now accepting applications for part-time research interns. We’re looking for well-organized, self-motivated candidates with a passion for magazines and the ability to pay close attention to details. You don’t need to have studied journalism, but you must have some writing experience (student media, blogging, freelance, etc.) and familiarity with Maisonneuve Magazine.
Research interns will work part-time from January through June, while the magazine is in production for two issues. Hours are flexible, but work will be most demanding in early March and late May, in line with our production cycle.
The main responsibility is fact checking, and others include proofreading, shadowediting and writing short book reviews to be published in print. Interns are trained in formal fact checking techniques, take part in pitch workshops to hone their story ideas and are welcome to participate in all aspects of production, from graphics and layout to writing headlines. Recent interns have gone on to full-time magazine fellowships and permanent reporting jobs.
Interns must speak and write English fluently. A working knowledge of French is a plus, but not a requirement. The internship will be completed remotely. This position pays a modest honorarium of $100 per issue, and can also be completed for academic credit if approved by the applicant's institution.
While there is no expectation to have prior fact checking experience, an understanding of the main principles and methods is helpful. This guide by Viviane Fairbank and Allison Baker is a great jumping off point for understanding editorial fact checking.
To apply, email a cover letter, CV and three writing samples to nour [at] maisonneuve [dot] org by 5pm on Monday, December 18 with the subject line “Spring-Summer Internship Application.” Please feel free to email with any questions about the internship. We're looking forward to hearing from you!