Nov 09, 2018

Graduate Intern

  • The Black Sash
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Intern Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Black Sash seeks to appoint an Intern, to be based at the Western Cape Regional Office.

Start date: February 2019

End date: June/July 2019

Provide support to the National Advocacy Manager and the Research, Education and Training Manager in the following areas:
- Ad Hoc desk top research

- Draft document outlines and some basic writing

- Support for events including planning, recording and reporting

- Attend meetings and other events/activities to provide support

Build an understanding of the human rights context, the struggle for the realization of these rights and how to gather information to support this work
Develop drafting and editing skills on a number of different types of documents including policy documents, reports, articles and educational materials
Gain hands-on events experience including planning, running and reporting on events
Exposure to a number of different types of meetings and events to build knowledge around preparing for meetings, recording and evaluating meetings and events and understanding the purposes of the different meetings and events

Recent graduate from any tertiary institution
History of community service
Command of spoken and-written English and minimum of one other South African language
Willing to travel (Driver’s license will be advantageous)
Committed to human rights, access to justice, development and empowerment, with integrity, honesty and respect for confidentiality
Able to work in a team
Consultative and embraces the values, vision, strategies and policies of the Black Sash.
Able to think pro-actively, creatively and responsively
Prepared to work under pressure and meet deadlines
To apply, submit a motivational letter and CV (one document), including three contactable referees to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Preference will be given to women in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not hear from us within a month from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

A full job description is available on request from the HR Officer.

The Black Sash mission is working towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with the emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly help to reduce poverty and inequality.

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