My internship at CBC both exceeded my expectations in some ways and let me down in others. I was placed in an awesome team with a supervisor that was very attentive and present. This enhanced my time, because in that respect I felt I had guidance throughout.
However, I believe the CBC internship format as a whole needs serious rewiring. I think that in order to get a well-rounded experience, especially in the news department, weeks should be split into different tasks so that you don’t end up doing the same things throughout the six weeks. I did not get to experience things like writing for online pitching weekly stories and so on, because supervisors do not have a structured checklist or anything to make sure interns are getting a well-rounded experience.