The ICIR Vacancy for Data Intern

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is recruiting to fill the position of Data Intern. This opportunity allows qualified candidates to spend time working alongside other professionals who truly care about their work and are committed to doing the job possible in their daily assignments. AT the ICIR, we empower young people with modern skills and rich experience.

Data Journalist Job Description

  • Assist in enhancing and explaining major news stories.
  • Research, write, coordinate, manage and deliver to tight deadlines the production of high-quality added-value digital content including information graphics, maps, graphical interactives, multimedia explainers, data journalism, data visualization and other bespoke-format web content.
  • Generate ideas for data-driven stories and for how they might be developed and visualised for a variety of platforms.
  • Collaborate with reporters, editors, and the fellow team’s designer and developer to bring those stories to a publication.
  • Make the most of data and visual journalism tools and workflows to create content of the high editorial and technical standards.
  • To be aware of relevant advances in web technology and how they can enhance the team’s output.
  • Support the ICIR team to make the most of the available tools, to improve commissioning and workflows.
  • To exchange regular notes and ideas with colleagues within the ICIR.
  • Apply your expertise in data analysis, data mining, and data visualization to help build executable strategies

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Numerate – ability to understand spreadsheets and create them in Excel and Google Drive for stories data sharing
  • Knowledge of data sources and FOI procedure, if relevant, as it pertains to your region
  • A strong grasp of how to clean and query data
  • A good understanding of statistics and statistical analysis


  • Be able to use basic design software to make composite images as well as create and update and create basic templates for static content for social media – whichever platforms are most relevant.
  • Good visual awareness and web production experience
  • Experience in visualising data and using visualisation toolsDemonstrable experience of working to tight deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics field
  • Strong mathematical skills and proficiency in statistics
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills to work effectively with a team

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Deadline for application submission: 31st March 2023