Earn While You Learn

Madeline Kotzer

Madeline Kotzer, centre, interviews a source during her internship with CBC Regina. Kotzer is one of many students who secured two internships this year. Before CBC, Kotzer spent her summer at CTV Regina. 

This School’s programs are carefully structured to balance classroom, studio and fieldwork experience easing the transition to becoming a working journalist. Each of our graduates serves at least one 13 week paid internship as part of their studies. This curricular innovation empowers our students to both ‘earn while they learn’ and ‘interview on the job’ with prospective employers. Many internships lead to job offers.

In fact, almost half the 2011-12 class were placed in a second 13 week paid internship as extra summer work experience. This gave many experience in both print and broadcast, and the chance to travel more widely and work in varied newsrooms. This enhanced their portfolios and references and increased their chances of getting job offers.


Creeson Agecoutay works on a story at his desk in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newsroom. Agecoutay was also able to sharpen his broadcast skills with a second paid internship at CTV Regina.


Kelly Malone prepares a story for air during her internship at News Talk Radio in Saskatoon. Malone is currently working a second internship at the Bangkok Post in Thailand.


Aaron Stuckel is yet another student who locked down two internships--one at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald and another at paNOW in Prince Albert.


While at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Brigid McNutt and other interns are given the opportunity to cover news, sports and arts and also write columns, features, and shoot photos.