Canadian Architect Internship Opportunity

Canadian Architect seeks a student intern to assist with the magazine’s digital and print editorial content.

About the organization:

Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada and has been in continuous publication since 1955. As the national review of design and practice, it documents significant architecture and design from across the country and features articles on current practice, building technology, and social issues affecting architecture.

Canadian Architect has been honoured with numerous awards and nominations in the Canadian Business Press annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. It has also been consistently recognized in Canada’s National Magazine Awards, and was named Best Publisher in the 2020 National Magazine Awards: B2B.

For over 40 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage.

About the placement:

The successful applicant will be supervised by and work closely with the editor of Canadian Architect. They will work collaboratively with the editor on a range of tasks and/or a specific writing project, according to their interests and abilities.

Tasks may include:

  • Proposing, researching and writing a series of online articles for Canadian Architect;
  • Contributing to Canadian Architect’s online news and weekly e-newsletter;
  • Contributing to Canadian Architect’s print edition;
  • Editing and proofing copy and/or layouts for the print edition;
  • Sourcing and selecting images to accompany online and print articles;
  • Brainstorming and implementing strategies to improve the magazine’s social media presence and reach;
  • Reviewing recent book(s) of relevance to Canadian architects and architectural discourse;  
  • Attending and reporting on an industry-related talk(s), conference(s), and/or exhibition (online or in-person, depending on location of applicant).

The intern will receive a one-year print subscription to Canadian Architect.


All work will be conducted remotely. The student should have their own computer and have reliable internet access.

Special application requirements: In your application, please state your area(s) of interest within the listed possible tasks, and/or describe a topic of interest that may be suitable for either an in-depth article or series of articles that you would wish to write during your placement.

Timing or hours of placement: 12-15 hours per week/8 weeks, up to a maximum of 120 hours. Placement begins the week of May 9.

Credit: Half credit (0.5). This internship is for course credit at the University of Toronto through the Department of Art History. This is not a paid position.

This project is supported by the Learning & Education Advancement Fund at the University of Toronto

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