Canwest launches Aboriginal Internship Program



    CALGARY, July 31 /CNW/ - In an effort to ensure that the Canadian
broadcast system accurately reflects the presence and portrayal of all people
in Canada, and keeping with the company's commitment to reflect the diversity
of the communities it serves and represents, Canwest announced today the
launch of a paid internship program for Aboriginal students in Alberta.
    Three internships per year - valued at approximately $10,000 each - are
available at Canwest stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Red Deer,
Alberta for the next seven years. Students seeking to begin and further a
career in broadcasting will receive a challenging opportunity to work in
private television with a four-month paid internship in an area of business
that reflects personal interest.
    The Canwest Aboriginal Internship Program is open to Aboriginal Canadian
citizens who are currently enrolled in - or have been accepted to and will be
attending full-time studies at - an accredited Canadian post-secondary
institution in the field of broadcasting. Preference will be given to
residents of Alberta who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution in
Alberta.
    Fully completed applications and all accompanying documents must be
submitted by midnight August 29th 2008. For an application form and a complete
listing of terms and conditions, please visit
http://www.canwest.com/careers/internship_aboriginal.asp; any additional
internship-related questions may be forwarded to HRcalgary@globaltv.com.

    About Canwest Broadcasting:

    Canwest Broadcasting operates two conventional television networks,
Global Television and E!, and twenty-one of the country's most popular
specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel,
Showcase, Slice(TM) and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of
Canwest Media Inc.

    About Canwest Media Inc.:

    Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp.
(www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest
is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and
owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television,
out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, web sites and radio
stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the
United Kingdom and the United States.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Rachelle Stenhouse, Global
Calgary, (403) 235-7754, rstenhouse@globaltv.com

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