In partnership with Unifor and the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM), rabble.ca is pleased to announce our fifth annual Labour Beat Internship. The placement will provide the successful candidate with unique opportunities to develop a grounding for reporting on national labour issues. It will involve access to meetings, conferences, media briefings and interviews with leaders in the labour movement, and may include shadowing rabble’s Parliament Hill reporter to committees and scrums.

Lori Theresa Waller was our inaugural labour reporter, bringing even more labour coverage to rabble with original stories and labour news roundups. And last year, we were joined by Teuila Futuai, who was rabble.ca’s fourth labour beat reporter. You can find Futuai’s reporting right here and all of rabble’s labour coverage on our labour issue page

We are thrilled to once again be working with Unifor to offer this placement. In 2015, we were delighted to broaden our partnership to CALM and extend the reach and impact of this much-needed labour beat in Canadian media. The goal of the labour beat position is to equip the reporter with new skills and knowledge of the labour movement and workers’ issues so that not only will there be six months of solid reporting, but years of reporting in other media outlets.

Applications for the Labour Beat reporter are due November 18 and the position is for 15 hours a week for 39 weeks. This is a paid internship.

More information on this position can be found here.