Wall of Shame: Canadian Football League

The Canadian Football League (“CFL”) has now removed advertisements for a series of internships for “highly qualified candidates”, offering only an unspecified “”monthly honorarium”. A spokesperson for the CFL has stated that the advertisements are under “review”.

Fortunately, we have saved a PDF of the advertisements, which can be viewed here. The internships were to be located in Toronto, and held the following titles:

  • Intern, Web Developer
  • Intern, Social Media & Content
  • Intern, Corporate Partnerships
  • Intern, Marketing
  • Intern, Football Operations
  • Intern, Digital Products
  • Intern, Graphic Design

The positions require candidates to have “recently completed” or be “in the process of completing” and relevant college diploma or university degree, and often require specific technical skills, such as experience with JavaScript, HTML, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Audio/Video equipment. For some positions, a time commitment “40 hours per week” is provided with an “occasional requirement to work overtime”.

The Toronto Star has exposed the CFL’s internship advertisements in this article.


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