DeVeber is Hiring Summer Interns !

We're hiring!

The following job positions are open this summer at the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. Please forward to any potential candidates. Note the detailed criteria and timelines below, applications which do not meet the criteria or deadlines will not be reviewed. The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all students.

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

-Preference is given to post-secondary students, however secondary students will also be considered.  This opportunity is for students aged 15 to 30 years (inclusive) who are enrolled in full-time studies.
-All students hired must be available to work at least 30 hours a week from May until mid-July (the number of weeks and hours per week will vary). There will be no holiday breaks.
-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 meetings in person in Toronto.
Students hired must be available to start in May and complete in 8-10 consecutive weeks following their start date, without extensions or breaks in between. 

Complete applications to the deVeber Institute require both a cover letter (*see details below*) and resume sent to as a single Word or Doc file.

Please DO NOT send PDF files and ensure both the cover letter and resume are contained in the same SINGLE word file document, hence your email application should contain only one attachment.

Please put your own name as your file name eg: Jane Smith deVeber app.doc/.docx.

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

DO NOT send us multiple versions of your application for each position applied for, simply include all the positions you wish to be considered for in ONE (1) file document.

When submitting your application, please include a cover letter telling us:
-why you would like to work with us
-what position(s) you are interested in
-what experience you have that would make you a good candidate for this work
-please include volunteer work as well as paid work
-your course of studies

Please also include in your cover letter any knowledge you have of the deVeber Institute.

Summer student work positions include:

Research and Writing Assistant and Research Promoter
Student will work with Senior Researcher to promote existing research on Women’s health, family health, palliative care, law, and bioethics. Student will consider existing deVeber research and develop ways to publish and promote it. Methods will include but are not limited to: writing media releases, 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. 
Student and Youth Coordinator
Student will help coordinate, track, and support the various summer student positions working at the Institute this summer. Work will also include liaising with student mentors and deVeber staff regularly. Position requires attention to detail, leadership skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and keeping others on their timeline. 
Event Planning
Assist in planning an event in the fall of 2016 under the direction of the Executive Director. Help with developing the plan, timeline, securing speakers, marketing, and developing web content and materials for the events. 

Communications and Development Assistant
Assist in the identifying, planning, developing, and sending or posting of communications. Work includes preparing media releases, research updates, and social media postings. Work with Executive Director and Development Associate to help develop and execute fundraising initiatives, such as identifying prospects, developing mail-outs, email campaigns, newsletters, building database, and other activities. 
Video, Film Production and Graphics Designer
Develop and create YouTube and other video content promoting findings of deVeber research, using original and existing film footage. Help develop context for videos on deVeber website and other suitable locations, and post as needed. Visual arts, film and video studies, media studies or related studies required, or a demonstrated ability to create videos.

Summer Projects include:
1) Updating existing literature and research publications.
2) Preparing materials and study on Windsor Hospice. 
3) Planning seminar weekend on bioethics. 
4) Working out the ramifications of the new Canadian law on Assisted Suicide, with a special focus on conscience rights for medical staff and facilities.  
5) Planning Autumn event for the Institute (Annual Public Lecture).
6) Promoting existing publications to University libraries and institutions etc.
7) Preparing a workshop or web seminar to "teach teachers"  about our evidence based approach to human life issues.
8) Prepare a summary and chart listing of all prenatal tests which are being routinely recommended for pregnant women. 
9) Palliative Care Research: Prepare a video along with written materials for a small group discussion on what palliative care offers versus what euthanasia and MAID are.

Applications will be accepted starting from Tuesday, May 10th until Monday, May 16th, 2016 until 5:00 PM EST.

All job applications should be sent by email to

Thank you to all applicants, only successful applicants will be contacted.
The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research
415 Oakdale Road Unit # 215 Toronto, ON M3N 1W7
T. 416-256-0555
F. 416-256-0611
Research and Scholarship
for an Informed Social Response to Human Life Questions