The conversation surrounding unpaid design internships has gained traction in the last few years. This has been compounded by the rising cost of living across the province, and more specifically in Toronto. Unpaid internships are exploitative and undermine diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
This is an ongoing database of the companies and studios across Toronto that are committed to paying design and creative interns.
Pay Design Interns was established on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mazina'iga-ziibing Misi-zaagiwininiwag (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation), the ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ (Anishnaabeg), the ᐅᒋᑉᐧᐁ (ᒋᑉᐯᐧᐊ) (Chippewa), the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.