Academic Matters is a one-of-a-kind PAID placement that is very different from a traditional newsroom. The magazine is produced by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA), so internship applicants should have some interest in the issues that affect post-secondary institutions in Ontario. The team is very small, so I knew no matter what task I was doing, it was important and greatly appreciated.
Academic Matters gave me once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that allowed me to focus on my interests of copy editing, website curation and writing. This is an ideal internship for someone who is not expecting a job from their placement once they graduate but still wants to develop their skills. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Academic Matters and would recommend it to fellow j-school students.