Jobs with the CIJ


    Below are projects and investigations that some of our former interns have worked on:

    The Whistler
    Magdalena Gawlicka worked with The Whistler - an organisaiton to support whistleblowers - from the moment it was first set up. A former City student, she was instrumental in raising the profile of the organisation, its work and campaigning on behalf of whistleblowers. 

    In March 2011, former CIJ intern Natalia Viana and a group of women journalists set up aPublica, the first not-for-profit centre for investigative journalism in Brazil, and the first in all of Latin America to gain a voice. Its mission is to produce reporting in the public interest, to strengthen the right to information, and to strengthen democratic debate and the promotion of human rights.

    Twelve CIJ interns have worked over many years on a detailed and complex analysis of a powerful, but little known US company, and its control of important percentages of world agriculture. Under the direction of former Guardian journalist, David Pallister, a book summarising this investigation is in preparation.

    Deaths in Custody, Part 1 
    Six CIJ interns have worked over several years in an ongoing investigation of suspicious deaths in UK government custody. A team from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism took this research further and was able to present this research on BBC Radio 4.

    At least two CIJ interns actively assisted the release of the Iraq War Logs, the State Department cables and have assisted the ongoing work of the organisation to date. This work has taken them to many countries and has imparted a first hand knowledge of freedom of the press, and how much of the world’s press responds under the pressure of controversy.

    PBS Frontline documentary, ‘Black Money’

    PBS Frontline Black MoneyTwo CIJ interns worked on Lowell Bergman’s groundbreaking PBS Frontline investigation Black Money. Natalia Viana, author and field producer, is now working in her native country Brazil, and Nizar Manek, researcher and production assistant who studied law at the London School of Economics before going on to Columbia Unviersity Gaduate School of Journalism.

    The work concerned BAE Systems and Kellog, Brown & Root (KBR): The Business of Bribes.


    LSE Reuse Scheme Sends Fake Charity to Recycling Bin
    Co-ordinated by CIJ director, Gavin MacFadyen, throughout 2008 a team of CIJ interns undertook a large-scale investigation into Humana People-to-People. Based on material provided by journalist Mike Durham, the investigation lasted for eight months.

    Nizar Manek published a related article in The Beaver, the LSE’s student paper, which led to the London School of Economics evicting Humana People-to-People from its reuse and books recycling programme.