Unifor Summer Investigative Journalism Intern (two positions available)

The Investigative Journalism Bureau is hiring two summer interns! 

Come work with the Investigative Journalism Bureau as a Unifor Summer Investigative Journalism Intern.

Organization: The Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto (U of T). The Bureau conducts in-depth public interest journalism involving students, professional journalists, academics and researchers in partnership with major media in Canada, the United States and overseas.

Eligibility – Candidates must be academically strong and trained in investigative journalism techniques. This position requires strong research skills, focus and writing skills. The successful candidate will show evidence of a dedicated work ethic, organizational skills, the ability to work independently and show clear outcomes, creativity in finding, interpreting and understanding information and unquenchable curiosity about how the world works. Young BIPOC journalists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Major Responsibilities: This internship will focus on journalistic research and writing around a major public interest issue. The successful candidate will assist in researching investigative stories including conducting interviews, filing freedom of information requests, gathering public records from courts and government offices, interviewing subjects, conducting online database research and filing regular story memo updates detailing research findings. 

Staff Supervision: This position at the IJB will be a mix of remote work and in-person work.

Application deadline and selection period: Applications due March 28, 2022. Candidates will be chosen by early April 2022. Please send a resume, cover letter and up to three work examples that you feel best reflects your abilities to ijb.dlsph@utoronto.ca. Please put Unifor Summer Internship application in the subject line.

Selection/Awarding body: A committee of three journalists will review applications and make final selection.

Fundamental Skills Required: Good oral communication, good written communication, knowledge of computer software, managing Information, excellent writing and organization, interviewing skills and fact checking.

Personal Management Skills: Being responsible and accountable; goal setting; positive attitude and behaviours; time management.

Teamwork Skills: Contribute to team goals; participate in projects and tasks; respect differences; work well with others.     

Start Date: May 1, 2022 

End Date: Aug. 31, 2022

Remuneration: Each position pays $13,000 for a 35-hour work week.

Deadline to apply: March 28, 2022.

Please send applications ijb.dlsph@utoronto.ca. We’re grateful for all interest in these positions but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.