BIAS FREE Co-operative, Inc.
Now Accepting Applications for the
2011-2012 BIAS FREE Fall/Winter Internship Program
Title: Junior Research Officer
Number of Positions: 2
Duration: 3 to 6 months, beginning September 12, 2011
Terms of Reference:
1. Participate in research projects for BIAS FREE Co-op in one or more of the following
; In support of BIAS FREE Co-op’s international training and project activities on
equity and human rights, conduct literature searches and prepare analytical
reports on topics of relevance, as determined by supervisor;
; In support of BIAS FREE Co-op’s publication and project activities, conduct
research to identify Journals and other publications accepting submissions and
details related to requirements for submission of manuscripts and conduct research
on calls for proposals for project work in Canada and around the world; 2. Serve as general project support, as needed, in BIAS FREE Co-op’s on-going work
; Developing project proposals and responses to requests for proposals (RFPs); ; Soliciting and carrying out new projects and/or training workshops; ; Carrying out analytical work of the BIAS FREE Co-op programme of activities and
related publication activities.
Supervision & Mentoring Plan: Interns will be assigned their particular research
activities at the beginning of their work term. Weekly meetings will be conducted with their Supervisor to ensure that work is on track. Interns will be able to discuss issues and any challenges with their supervisor on an as-needs basis, either in person or by email, Skype or phone. Mentoring will be on-going in support of the interns’ development as
employees, researchers, writers and critical thinkers. Interns will be expected to prepare
weekly work reports and a final project report. As appropriate, opportunities will be supported for interns to participate in the preparation of an article that could be submitted to an Academic Journal for publication. Full credit for authorship of materials produced by interns will be given.
Remuneration: This is a non-remunerated internship offering interns flexible working hours and an opportunity to work from home. Successful candidates are given an opportunity to participate in an Introductory BIAS FREE Workshop as part of their initial
training and to continue with training towards becoming Co-op members. Deadline for Applications: Please send an up-to-date resume and a cover letter stating your interests in working with BIAS FREE Co-operative in the area of social justice and
human rights to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2011.