The Master of Journalism Degree is an intense professional and academic program. Committed to the ultimate success of our students, we believe a valuable addition to your journalism education is applied experience. As such, two months of practical experience is a requirement for graduation. 

We encourage you to utilize our Apprenticeships Program to help meet the graduation requirement. Although arranging all required practical experience through this program is not always possible, it has consistently proven to be a valuable resource. 

It is important to note that any unpaid internship is illegal unless it falls within narrow exceptions as outlined by the Employment Standards in the jurisdiction in which the placement occurs. For example, the applicable exception listed in the Ontario Employment Standards Act mandates that student participants have an apprenticeship/internship requirement attached to their academic program. Our program complies with said regulations. In order to monitor compliance, and as a matter of control, it is essential for all students to arrange unpaid work in consultation with the Apprenticeships Program Supervisor.  

We provide a comprehensive orientation in September along with login access for this site. We encourage you to review information on our website prior to making inquiries. Between the orientation and the site, most (if not all) of your questions will be answered. The “announcements” portion of our site is a good resource for timeframes and details. The Apprenticeship Program Supervisor is available to clarify outstanding questions you may have related to the Program, your practical experience graduation requirement, and unpaid work opportunities. Include your student number and use your My Carleton One email account when contacting the Program Supervisor. We will make every effort to address your inquiries in a timely manner and ask for your patience during high-volume periods.


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