Human rights, Law, Public policy, Refugee rights, Client management, Internship
A non-profit organisation that works with refugees in Cape Town to help them gain access to employment, accommodation, healthcare and education.
The intern will have the chance to rotate through all departments of the organisation. They will assist with research relating to current migrant issues and refugee law, the development of programme materials, assisting with the intake of clients on clinic days, facilitating group sessions and workshops, contacting and maintaining relationships with sponsors, fundraising and general administration.
A strong interest in and some academic background in human rights, law and policy, politics or sociology Fluent in English with excellent communication skills Confident speaker Organised and independent worker
Ability to discuss human rights issues at a local, national and global level Legal research Analytical and logical reasoning Content writing and material development Comprehensive understanding of migrant issues Cross-cultural communication Problem-solving Client communication
Work alongside and learn from a dedicated and passionate team of staff Work on your personal development, challenge yourself and have a hugely rewarding experience Gain important skills for a career in advocacy, human rights or law Gain practical knowledge of current migrant issues
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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We offer several programme options to suit different budgets
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Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)
Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.
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Your assistance in finding a local organization was particularly invaluable to me. It was something I genuinely desired but would have struggled with on my own. I'm extremely grateful to Bridging Gaps for guiding me and enabling me to connect with the most authentic local organization possible.
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