Human Rights 

Client management and programme development assistant: Refugee rights


Human rights, Law, Public policy, Refugee rights, Client management, Internship

Career Field

Human Rights 

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Client management and programme development assistant: Refugee rightsClient management and programme development assistant: Refugee rights

The Host Organisation

A non-profit organisation that works with refugees in Cape Town to help them gain access to employment, accommodation, healthcare and education.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Skills Acquisition

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

Benefits to Intern

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

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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Key programmes features

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Choice of programmes

We offer several programme options to suit different budgets

Choose your level of support and independence

Pay only for what you need from your trip

Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)

Unlimited duration. No extra fee

Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.

Total flexibility and control over your stay duration

You're free to change your itinerary whilst you're here, no hassle.

Unique guarantees

You won’t pay a penny unless we can offer you your ideal internship. Get 100% back if you’re not 100% happy after our placement search.

Your needs and preferences always come first

You're in total control of your experience

You won't get a 'cookie cutter' experience with us.

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Focus on the skills you need.

Not only do you choose your industry, but also choose the exact skills you want to develop within that industry. Communication, negotiation, political negotiation. Just say!

We have a huge network of host organisations that allow us to find your match with unbeatable accuracy.

Our unique application provides you with the opportunity to highlight the skills you need to develop.

Our placement search is totally driven by your personal requirements.

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