Intern, Digital Content and Research

Be part of building and servicing a national brand.
The Canadian Olympic Committee is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to sport excellence. It is responsible for all aspects of Canada’s involvement in the Olympic movement, including Canada’s participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games and a wide variety of programs that promote the Olympic Movement in Canada through cultural and educational means.

The Digital department at the Canadian Olympic Committee is seeking a competent, self-starting, passionate, and hard-working individual to assist with digital content creation under clear direction from the COC’s Manager, Content and Research. This internship is a non-paid position and will begin in early September 2018.


  • Must be a student currently enrolled in a Canadian degree or diploma program that requires an internship for course credit
  • Passion for sport and storytelling
  • Strong journalistic writing ability with solid grammar skills
  • Proven ability to create online content with a savvy understanding of the Canadian digital audience
  • Familiarity with WordPress and/or experience with digital publishing
  • A passion for marketing and the social networking landscape
  • An eye for topical moments and trends
  • Ability to follow direction with precise attention to detail
  • Proven initiative and accountability (able to deliver on deadline)
    Demonstrates and embodies the COC values of Accountability, Excellence, Fun, Respect and Bravery


  • Bilingualism (English and French) is a major asset
  • Knowledge of Olympic sports and Canadian athletes a major asset


  • Create news-related and fan-focused web content
  • Curate blog-style and list posts
  • Write sports features, previews and recaps
  • Edit historical information related to athletes, sports and Games

Fan engagement

  • Populate content for bi-weekly email newsletters
  • Assist with the Canadian Olympic Club
  • Interact with fans on social medal (Facebook, Instagram, Snap, Twitter)

This internship is a non-paid position and will ideally begin in early September 2018. The duration is negotiable, although the approximate time range will be September 4, 2018 to December 7, 2018, in either a full-time or part-time capacity, depending on the intern’s availability.

This internship will be undertaken at the COC offices in Toronto, ON at 250 Yonge Street. A workspace and computer will be provided, but the intern will also be able to use their own laptop.

Please send all portfolios and resumes to by July 16, 2018, citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.