Globe and Mail Ottawa Bureau / Carleton University School of Journalism

Mentorship Program for Indigenous and Racialized Journalism Students

This partnership between the Globe and Mail and Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication provides two mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and Racialized students enrolled in the journalism program through direct interaction with journalists in the Globe’s Ottawa bureau.

Mentees will interact with Globe reporters and editors, participate in daily news meetings, and cover such events as Question Period, committees and news conferences. The Globe and Mail will provide students with mentorship through opportunities to interact with Globe reporters and with bureau chief Robert Fife. Students will also receive guidance in how to use the access to information system, the lobbyist registry, spending reports and the courts as well as other resources. Students will also be given the opportunity to assist Globe reporters with reporting assignments and also to write stories of their own that could be considered for publication.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work one day per week with the bureau and will be paid the equivalent of the Globe’s freelance day-rate of $206 for each full day spent with the bureau. The successful applicants will belong to the program for the entirety of an academic year. Because of the pandemic, we are offering an abridged program this term to launch the project.

Racialized and Indigenous students in the third and fourth year of Carleton’s Bachelor of Journalism program, as well as those in both years of the Master of Journalism program are eligible to apply. Please see the application form below for more details.

Application Form

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 5 p.m.