The Globe and Mail was a pretty perfect internship, but to make the most of it, it is vital to have previous newsroom experience. Nicole MacIntyre, the Deputy National Editor, was a great supervisor to work with, she provided great reporting opportunities, such as staffing Trudeau events and writing cover stories for their Toronto section.
It’s also a challenging newsroom to work in, and a six week term makes it even harder. That’s because while most dailies in Canada have a similar style, the Globe focuses on longer in-depth pieces and have a very specific voice that they get you to write in. Reporters told me that they only felt comfortable with that style after a year (one thing to add is that many of the reporters were incredibly nice!), so six weeks is a hard timeline to get used to it. If you’re a capable writer though, Nicole is great at helping you get a sense of it. Overall, I’d highly recommend the Globe, but be prepared for a challenge and high expectations.