Internship Subsidy Program
The Magazine Association of BC will shortly be applying for internship subsidy funding from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023 from the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF).
Member magazines may apply to host an intern at any time, however, we cannot confirm funding until at least September 2020, when we hear back from CPF ourselves, so we encourage host magazines to wait unless they feel they can cover the costs themselves if our funding is denied.
In the past, we offered subsidies up to 60-80% based on how many full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees and contract staff a magazine has, to a maximum of $4,500. For the next multi-year grant, we plan to increase this limit to $5,500.
The proportion of funding will not change. Large magazine (6 or more FTEs) may be subsidized up to 60%, a medium-sized magazine (3-6 FTEs) up to 70%, and a small magazine (less than 3 FTEs) up to 80%. Please see the definition of FTEs and how to calculate them here.
Although eligible internships must be at least 20 hours a week for 16-26 weeks (increased from 16-22 weeks), we plan to also offer subsidies for internships of at least 10 hours a week to very small magazines. Details are still to be worked out.
If you have never hosted an intern before, Michael True of Messiah College, Pennsylvania has compiled an orientation paper. Although the content is US-based, it is very valuable.
Direct all questions to Sylvia Skene, Internship Coordinator and Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-688-1175.Funded by the Government of Canada.