Law & Public Policy 

Advocacy and Education Intern


Advocacy, Education, Public policy, Law, Internship

Career Field

Law & Public Policy 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Advocacy and Education InternAdvocacy and Education Intern

The Host Organisation

A not for profit organisation that focuses on human rights activism through education, advocacy and public interest litigation.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will assist with research and report writing on cases of human rights violations. They will also be involved in advocacy work and lobbying, having the chance to meet with important stakeholders, attend community meetings and organised demonstrations. The intern will also assist with the creation of various education and training materials. During clinic days the intern will have the chance to meet with clients, create reports and provide advice on whether the organisation can assist them.


Ability to work independently Good problem-solving skills Excellent communication skills An interest and a basic understanding of human rights issues in South Africa Currently studying or completed a degree in law or public policy would be beneficial

Skills Acquisition

Interviewing skills Time management and organisation Investigative skills Interpersonal skills Project management Research and analysis

Benefits to Intern

Work alongside and learn from qualified and experienced lawyers Gain an in-depth understanding of South African law and a variety of human rights issues Make a valuable impact in vulnerable communities Develop key skills for a career in law or advocacy Demonstrate your resilience, dedication and adaptability

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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