DeVeber is Hiring Summer Interns !

Job Openings with the deVeber Institute for Summer 2017

Please be aware that job availability is dependent on government funding. Please forward to any potential candidates. Note criteria and timelines below. The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all students.

The following roles describe some of the tasks that will be asked of our student intern team this summer:


Student will work with Senior Researcher to research topics such as women’s health, family health, palliative care, law, and bioethics. Student must able to investigate and demonstrate strong research and writing skills.

Research Promotion

Student will review existing deVeber research and develop ways to publish and promote it. Methods will include but are not limited to: finding journals and helping to prepare articles for submission; submitting work to various writers or media, finding ways to promote it through our website and network. Experience with publishing, promoting or communications an asset.

Event Planning

Assist in planning an educational summer symposium and annual public lecture using deVeber research as the basis. Help with developing the plan, timeline, securing speakers, marketing, and developing web content and materials for the events. Student backgrounds such as any of the above plus arts, journalism, and communications will be considered.


Assist in the identifying, planning, developing, and sending or posting of communications. Includes but is not limited to media releases, research updates, and social media postings. Develop links with organizations and agencies which would have an interest in our research. Help update and further develop deVeber website. Help further develop deVeber presence on social media platforms. Background in communications, journalism or related studies, or experience in related work.

Development Work

Work with Executive Director and Development Associate to help develop and execute fundraising initiatives, such as identifying prospects, developing mail-outs, email campaigns, thank you letters, newsletters, building database, and other activities. Fundraising, arts, public relations and other studies will be considered, and/or experience in fundraising.

***Details on Jobs***

Please note that all positions will be paid minimum wage from a Government grant for Canada Summer Jobs. Students must be returning to school in September full-time.

 Preference is given to post-secondary students. This opportunity is for students aged 15 to 30 years who are enrolled in school for September.
 All students hired must be available to work at least 30 hours a week from May 14th until end of July. Please note that during this time period students will not be able to get extra holiday time (with the exception of national holidays).
 This job requires considerable independent work. You must also have access to your own computer and be able and willing to work with little or limited supervision.
 Students hired must be available to attend regular meetings in person in Toronto.

We regret that the Government typically does not let us know final results of our grant application to hire students until mid to late May.

In submitting your application, please attach a single word document including a cover letter and resume telling us why you would like to work with us, what position or positions you are interested in, and what experience you have that would make you a good candidate for this work. Please include volunteer work as well as paid work, and your course of studies. Please also tell us any knowledge you already have of the deVeber Institute.

If you believe you would be a good candidate for more than one position, please indicate which ones and why in your cover letter.

Thank you to all applicants, only successful applicants will be contacted.

All job applications should be sent by email to 

Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 1st, 2017. 

The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research

Research and Scholarship for an Informed Social Response to Human Life Questions