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Screen Nova Scotia Screenwriter Internship Program 2023


Now in its fourth year, this Netflix-sponsored television writing training program is designed to help emerging to mid-level Nova Scotian screenwriters grow their network, sharpen their professional skills, and bring new perspectives and ideas to the writers’ rooms of established television series across North America.

Screen Nova Scotia Screenwriter Internship Program [Canada Only] Advertisement

  • Position(s): Screenwriter
  • Applications closing Date: April 29, 2023
  • Vacancy Type: Permanent/Temporary.
  • Company Name: Screen Nova Scotia

The selected participant for this round will be joining the virtual writers’ room of a new one-hour female-focused mystery series based out of Toronto. The series is being produced by eOne and Bell Media. The two-week internship will take place in mid-May (exact dates TBD).


  • Participation in these two-week internships will offer local screenwriters training, industry insight, invaluable experience and practical knowledge to help them advance as writers of compelling scripts for television.
  • Their experience will also make them ideal candidates for producers who are looking for talent to develop projects and writers’ rooms within Nova Scotia.


  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia;
  • Not be enrolled in any full-time school or university program;
  • Demonstrate ownership of all underlying rights to their original concept;
  • Demonstrate in the support material an understanding of the fundamentals of television screenwriting, such as story arcs and character development;
  • Commit to the two-week, full-day intensive virtual writers’ room internship (please ensure you are available for the required room dates before applying, as these are not flexible).
  • Be a member in good standing of Screen Nova Scotia (Individual Professional Members / Producer Members).

Other Requirements

  • Emerging and mid-level screenwriters can apply to the program with a writing sample for an original, English-language concept for a television series suitable for broadcast.
  • Only concepts in the genres of drama, comedy, and children’s and youth programming are eligible.
  • Projects may be 1/2-hour series, 1-hour series or mini series, in either live-action or animation.
  • The following are ineligible: Feature films, talk shows, game shows, reality-based series, documentary series, news, stand-up and sketch comedies.
  • While the program welcomes and encourages stories that include diverse perspectives, themes, and characters, this is not a requirement.

How to Apply

In addition to completing and submitting the online Application Form, entrants must send SNS the following documents:

  • A letter of interest and intent describing why you believe this program is right for you, based on your background and career objectives;
  • A resume/CV that includes credits as well as relevant education and training;
  • A current letter of reference (2020-2023) from a recognized screen industry professional;
  • A writing sample: One script for either a 1-hour or 1/2-hour TV series. Not eligible are feature film scripts, co-written scripts, and spec scripts for existing television series.

When submitting, please save all support materials in .PDF format and send them to: melanie@screennovascotia.com with the subject line “2023 Screenwriter Internship Program: Room 1”. Be sure to submit the online Application Form at the same time, so all materials are received together.

→ Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Screenwriter Internship.


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