Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Posted: June 14th, 2019
Expires: June 23rd, 2019
Job Type


Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating a paid internship opportunity at The Tyee for an emerging Indigenous reporter through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Internship Opportunity: One (1) position at the Tyee.

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 23, 2019

Start Date: August or September 2019

Duration: 8 weeks.

The Tyee is a pioneering digital journalism outlet based in Vancouver, B.C. Formed in November 2003, it is now a widely read and respected platform for forward-thinking, public interest journalism on issues such as inequality, energy, and working life. The Tyee has won numerous accolades for its reporting, including three Canadian Excellence in Journalism Awards, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards, considered one of the most prestigious honours in North American news media.

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s leading media development organization. Through skills training and mentorship, JHR empowers journalists to report ethically and effectively on local human rights issues that would otherwise be ignored and unaddressed. Since 2002, JHR has trained over 16,000 journalists in 29 countries. After a successful pilot project, JHR launched its first project in Canada in 2014. The Indigenous Reporters Program works to increase the quality and quantity of Indigenous stories and voices in Canadian media. Key activities include in journalism and media literacy training in remote Indigenous communities, scholarship and internship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters, training for journalists and journalism students on best practices for reporting on Indigenous stories and curriculum development.

How to Apply:

The successful applicant will work with Tyee editors to develop a two-month, in-depth reporting project on a public interest issue. We are looking for journalists who are energetic, independent workers and critical thinkers. Be prepared with some potential story ideas, and expect to work collaboratively. Skill in shooting and editing photos and video considered an asset, but not necessary.

Funding for this position is specifically for an emerging Indigenous reporter. Applicants will identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).

Please email a cover letter, resume with three (3) references and six (6) samples of your work to:

Hannah Clifford
Senior Program Manager, Journalists for Human Rights
Email: hannah@jhr.ca

We thank all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.