Coming into my time at Cityline, I was excited about the possibilities of expanding my knowledge and professional network. I produce a radio show and I spoke to Kate Moore about my goal to one day bring it to television, with a live audience show similar to Cityline. Very quickly, I realized I would not get any assistance or attention towards this. I spent most of my time floating, given around one task a day.
A part of me regrets taking this internship, because I had an interest from TSN and an
offer from Global. But obviously, this is a learning experience and I will not let it deter
me from being successful.
Interning for Cityline was great. It is an unpaid internship, but it is a great hands-on experience that is lots of fun. A benefit is that it’s right beside Ryerson, so travel should be easy. Furthermore, if you are someone interested in the TV world, as an intern you get to participate in tapings of the show, so you get the opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes of how to put a reality talk show together.
Lastly, the people that worked here are amazing. It is mostly women and they all very supportive and welcoming, especially my supervisor Kate, a producer named Donna and the host, Tracy Moore. They gave me great advice about getting into the business– that was the cherry on top to solidifying this experience as a great one.