TORONTO INTERNSHIPS

Fully Paid Junior Writing and Business Development/Sales Jobs
Best Innovation Conference

Accelerate Your Career at The #1 Trend Website in the World  

Trend Hunter is one of Canada's most award-winning online businesses and we've entered a new period of rapid growth. In 2014, we more than tripled our staff with the addition of our Trend Advisory service. Every month, top-tier innovators at brands like Adidas, Samsung, Hasbro and Budweiser rely on our cutting edge trend research to find better ideas, faster. We are rapidly expanding, especially in business development, research and sales.

By joining Trend Hunter, you will build skills, have fun, challenge yourself, and learn while getting huge exposure. Writers will build huge portfolios and get millions of views, while business development and research experts will interact with some of the world's most powerful innovators while building new skills and experience. Plus, those who are ambitious will receive full time offers to join our growing, exciting team and the #1 most popular, largest trend spotting website.

All of the internship programs are fully paid positions with an upside to increase your wage based on your work. We've also converted roughly 30 internship positions into full time roles, which, based on your interest, could involve a full time position in writing, research, client relations or other areas of our growing business.

• Wall Street Journal Workplace of the Day "An Office as Hip as Its Occupants"
• Awarded, "One of Canada's Most Innovative Companies" - Canadian Innovation Exchange
• Canada's Best Start-up Work Culture - Techvibes
• Globe and Mail Amazing Space - Globe and Mail
• Office Culture Profiled on CNN, National Post, Globe and Mail, Rogers TV, BNN, Toronto Star, CityTV

Within Canada, there is simply no other journalism internship or research job that can compare. While junior people and interns at old-school publications are fetching coffees and making copies, our new teammates are learning the cutting edge of social media and trend research while building their portfolios, interviewing celebrities, attending PR events, starring in videos, enjoying weekly beer parties, and being a part of something epic. And the kicker is that amidst all the good times, your work will get exposure to our massive audience, which is large enough to fill the Air Canada Centre 100 times every month.

Get More Exposure than 'Old-School' Media Companies

Trend Hunter dominates the Canadian media in online traffic, which is important because you'll be learning the skills about how online publishing works. It can be discouraging as a new grad looking for experience to see that Canada's traditional media outlets lag in the digital world, but this stems from our nation's conservatism in business and education. We're trying to change that by pushing the limits of innovation, teaching you the cutting edge and giving you massive exposure to launch your career.

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“My Trend Hunter career immersed me into the world of professional writing, advanced social media for business and all things cutting edge. As an intern, I published 800 articles, expanded my creative writing and built my personal brand in ways I never even imagined.” - Jana Pijak

Benefit to You - Learn a Cutting Edge Curriculum

Our Toronto journalism internship and intro jobs are more like a training program that allow you to build your skills while allowing you to get experience in fashion, technology, advertising, the environment and design. Our junior team members get firsthand experience working at one of the planet's most popular online publications with up to 60,000,000 views per month. After a month or two of curriculum, you'll get to drive exciting projects, which have included: TV scriptwriting, publicity stunt design, attending and covering Fashion Week, PR launch strategies, Trend Report research and interviews with celebrities like: DVF, Adrianna Lima, Candace Swanpoel, Kenny Hotz, the CEO of Rolls Royce and the CEO of Ikea.

The Curriculum - In addition to the hands-on work, you'll go through dozens of seminars on topics including sessions on each of the following: social media, copyright, seo, writing with zest, style zest, top lists, brands, supercharging titles, millennials in the workforce, resume writing, interviewing, online marketing, high traffic articles, writing for speed, advanced grammar (we'll make it fun, don't worry), social good and our feel smarter Friday keynote.org sessions. There are also group workshops, individual project training (based on your interests), and individual feedback sessions.

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“My experiences at Trend Hunter have been diverse and extraordinary. I've had the opportunity to interview a Victoria's Secret model, attend fashion shows, explore social media and develop my creative writing.” - Amelia Roblin

Feedback & Training - We'll invest time in your skills! In addition to one-on-one feedback sessions and training, you will receive ongoing writing feedback and editing of your work. For a typical internship, this will add up to 40 hours of editing time and feedback per intern, which will help improve your writing skills, boost your variability and sharpen your title skills. We'll also coach you and motivate you to achieve your writing goals.

Experience Not Tasks - All of your effort will be spent learning and honing your writing, social media or video skills. We don't think an intern should have to fetch coffees, answer phones or do mundane tasks. This is more like a school. :)

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“I spent half of my first few months learning about P.R., interviews and how businesses work. Later, I was hired to work in a business development role! I really enjoyed the focus placed on our careers, including the workshops, ongoing feedback, career day sessions and entrepreneurial environment.” - Taylor Keefe

Business Development / Sales Internship Roles

Those hired into the Business Development program will develop a wide range of sales and research skills as they immerse themselves in Trend Hunter’s business model and sales strategies. Our program offers business students the unique opportunity to join a fast-growing consumer research firm while connecting and interacting with C-Suite executives at many of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies.

The program is looking for highly ambitious, infectiously positive, creative and determined individuals who are looking to enhance their consumer research knowledge and sales skills.

6 Brands in One = More Opportunity!

Trend Hunter includes multiple brands, including: TrendHunter.com, FutureFestival.com, Keynotes.org, SocialBusiness.org and TrendReports.com. Depending on our latest goals and your interests, there will be many unique opportunities for you to develop your skills in our program. Here's a highlight of each brand:

Trend Hunter

TrendHunter.com - Supercharge Innovation! Followed by more than 2,500,000 fans, Trend Hunter is #1 in the world of trends, and the anchor of all our brands. Most of your work will be on TrendHunter.com

Future Festival

Future Festival - Get involved in Future Festival! Trend Hunter's Future Festival is specifically designed to be the world's best innovation conference—a place for the world's top innovators to prototype their future.

Keynotes

Keynotes.org - Get inspired! Followed by more than 150,000 fans, Keynotes.org is a collection of the world's greatest keynote videos and speakers. After her internship, we hired Jaime Neely, to run this brand.

Social Business

SocialBusiness.org - Save the world! Social Business is dedicated to businesses that have a positive impact on the world. Intern graduate Tiana Reid now manages this brand and its community pages.

Trend Reports

TrendReports.com - Make the world a smarter place! We hired intern graduates Taylor Keefe and Jamie Munro to work on developing Trend Reports into a more prominent part of our company.

Jeremy

JeremyGutsche.com - Innovate! Our CEO is an international keynote speaker and an award-winning author working on his next book. His past book included a shout out to the interns that helped add a little salt and pepper to the book's zest!

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“After my internship, I finished school and then was hired to be the community manager for SocialBusiness.org. My role allows me to explore the creative ways in which people all over the world are tackling social issues. ” - Tiana Reid

Trend Hunter Writers and Alumni

Learning highly employable social media skills, our journalism interns and video editing interns build huge portfolios, giving them an edge in the competitive world of journalism and digital media.

Careers After the Toronto Internship

From MTV and The National Post to AOL and the United Nations, our interns have graduated our program into some pretty cool roles. Plus, we've hired 22 full time and 20 as contributing editors. Here's a sample list of where our graduates have gone after the Toronto journalism internship:

Traditional Media - MTV, National Post, National Geographic, TSN, Food Network, Slice, HGTV, Chatalaine
Social Media - Trend Hunter (17 full time, 20 freelance), VICE, AOL, iVilliage, Aha Moment Media, MacMedia, ThinkContra, MediaEdge, StilltheLovely, Zalora, Independent Freelance
Social Good - United Nations, SocialBusiness.org (Trend Hunter's sister site)
Community Managers - Gladstone, Rent Frock Repeat, The Lavin Agency
Advertising - Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Taxi, The Brand Factory, Trend Collective
School - UCLA (MBA), Columbia (Masters), Waterloo, Queen's, U of T, Humber College
Media Appearances - CityTV, Fox News, Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, CP24, BNN, Shaw

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“My experience at Trend Hunter has changed me as a journalist. I would advise for anybody to apply. There are things I learned about myself and about different products and different fields [that set me up for success]. And you work with people with the same mindset, the same free spirits and the same enthusiasm. I couldn't say enough good things about being part of this team.” - Andrew Robichaud, Web Editor, National Post

Our Sweet Toronto Office

As you might expect, Trend Hunter's Toronto office exudes cool. Located near Queen and SoHo, the office is a lofty brick and beam open concept space. A media wall, projected scoreboard, beer fridge, fireplace, and British phone booth are just a few examples of how this space is extremely unique (not to mention all of our wonderful Toronto writers, research experts and editors).

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Toronto Journalism Internship Monthly Fun Days

At Trend Hunter, our days aren't just about having an awesome time writing stellar articles about the most interesting stuff on the planet. Sometimes we also have fun.

Collaborative Cocktail Tastings
Collaborative Cocktail Tastings
Creative Workshops Cafes
Creative Workshops Cafes
Maker Sewing Studios
Maker Sewing Studios
Outdoor Team Adventures
Outdoor Team Adventures
Eco Team-Building Retreats
Eco Team-Building Retreats
Seasonal Craft Brews
Seasonal Craft Brews
Experimental Beverage Studios
Experimental Beverage Studios
Artistic Team-Building Events
Artistic Team-Building Events
Unique Gourmet Teahouses
Unique Gourmet Teahouses
Branded Picture Booths
Branded Picture Booths
Real Life Room Escapes
Real Life Room Escapes
Brew-Showcasing Events
Brew-Showcasing Events
Vegetarian Butcher Shops
Vegetarian Butcher Shops
Beta Live Gaming
Beta Live Gaming
Employee Mixology Events
Employee Mixology Events
Dotcom Skating Trips: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Dotcom Skating Trips: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Video Scavenger Hunts
Video Scavenger Hunts
Karaoke Dance Parties: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Karaoke Dance Parties: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Toronto Beer Festival
Toronto Beer Festival
The Trend Hunter Billion View Party
The Trend Hunter Billion View Party
Toilet Paper Runways
Toilet Paper Runways
Steamwhistle Brewery Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Steamwhistle Brewery Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Lomography Workshop: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Lomography Workshop: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Western Murder Mystery Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Western Murder Mystery Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Lomography Gallery Store Party
Lomography Gallery Store Party
Couture Dress Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Couture Dress Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Blades of Glory: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Blades of Glory: Trend Hunter Fun Day
All Hallow
All Hallow's Eve: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Trend Hunter Remixed Bloopers
Trend Hunter Remixed Bloopers
Pumpkin Carving Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Pumpkin Carving Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
TH Prom: Trend Hunter Fun Day
TH Prom: Trend Hunter Fun Day
The Trend Hunter Half Billion View Party
The Trend Hunter Half Billion View Party
Murder Mystery 2: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Murder Mystery 2: Trend Hunter Fun Day
African Lion Safari: Trend Hunter Fun Day
African Lion Safari: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Behind the Scenes for MTV
Behind the Scenes for MTV
Whitewater Jet Boating: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Whitewater Jet Boating: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Waterfall-Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Waterfall-Hunting: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Murder Mystery: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Murder Mystery: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Dining in the Dark: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Dining in the Dark: Trend Hunter Fun Day
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Photoshop Fun: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Photoshop Fun: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Wonderland: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Wonderland: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Boat Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Boat Party: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Sangria BBQ: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Sangria BBQ: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Scavenger Hunt: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Scavenger Hunt: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Improv Class: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Improv Class: Trend Hunter Fun Day

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Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

If you really want to know what we're all about, start reading our ebooks! It's a good way to prepare for the Toronto journalism internship or business development interviews.

Apply Now - Interested in Our Internships & Intro Roles?

You are an ambitious, enthusiastic and outgoing self-starter looking to learn more about journalism or business development. You crave the cutting edge and love the latest in fashion, tech, design, pop culture and viral videos. You are ambitious and web 2.0 savvy (ie. you understand social media, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the blogosphere.)

Trend Hunter does grant college credit, where applicable. You must already be based in Ontario. We offer a set curriculum, workshops and coaching, which requires your availability to work full time (M-F; 8:30-5) in our Toronto office.

Note: Getting a Trend Hunter internship or intro role is a competitive process. You should make yourself very familiar with the website.

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