Basic Training

The program begins with an 8-week boot camp that gives you a crash course in the tenets of good journalism. You’ll learn what separates a professional journalist isn’t the tools, but the skills.


Students will do a month-long internship at an approved news outlet. Many students intern at CBC offices across the country, as well as local radio, newspaper, magazine and online news organizations. They submit a list of preferences for outlets and cities, and placements will be made based on availability and suitability. Students are not limited in their choices; there have been placements everywhere from Toronto to Iqaluit, providing students an opportunity to explore possible career prospects, or to broaden their horizons.

Students pursuing the two-year masters end the one-year bachelor portion in April and begin the masters component in June.