Editorial Internship with Alternatives Journal!

LSPIRG Editorial Internship at A\J

A\J, or Alternatives Journal, is Canada’s environmental magazine, featuring intelligent analysis, inspiring stories and smart solutions to today’s environmental problems. We publish a bimonthly print magazine, a digital edition and a busy website.

A\J believes in providing meaningful, unique opportunities for students and volunteers to gain valuable experience and develop useful skills. We welcome driven, enthusiastic contributors to help us create, market and distribute A\J in Canada and abroad, and to deliver our special events and education initiatives.

The LSPIRG Editorial Internship is open to undergraduate students at Wilfrid Laurier University. The position pays $12/hour, for 8-10 hours a week, up to a maximum of 80 hours per term, for two terms (Fall 2014 and Winter 2015). Hours of work are flexible and will mostly take place at A\J’s downtown Kitchener office, around the corner from the Charles Street Bus Terminal. 

Job Description

You will bring your skills and passion for publishing and environmental communication to assist A\J’s editorial team, reporting to various staff members. You’ll work within a small-office environment with a dedicated, diverse, fun-loving, hard-working team to create, promote and distribute A\J both in print and online. You need strong research skills, an eye for detail and an unrelenting drive to find the answer – because if we can’t prove it, we can’t print it.


  • Fact check articles for publication in A\J
  • Prepare research for longer articles/projects or sidebars
  • Contribute written content to the magazine and/or website as assigned
  • Carry out or contribute to miscellaneous projects as assigned
  • Help with proofing process and promotional efforts
  • Complete organizational tasks as assigned
  • Check in with LSPIRG staff twice per semester (additional support will be provided by LSPIRG when needed)


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of environmental issues
  • enacity and excellent research skills (fact-checking experience is an asset)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple ongoing projects
  • Professional demeanour in all communications

How to apply

Email jobs @ alternativesjournal.ca with a cover letter, resume and one or two writing samples by September 15, 2014 at 9:00 am. Interviews will be conducted with A\J and LSPIRG on campus September 18th and 19th and the position starts the week of September 22nd.

This internship is generously sponsored by LSPIRG, the Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group.