The Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights seeks to appoint an appropriately qualified individual (student) for its internship programme, based in Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa
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Opportunity closing date: Friday 22 February 2019
Opportunity type: Internship
Organisation: Centre for Human Rights
Job title: Internship Opportunity for 2019
Type of contract: Fixed-Term
Duty station: Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Duration: 10 months (1 March 2019 – 31 December 2019) with the possibility of extension.
Weekly hours: 20 hours a week
The internship is paid according to the set university rates for student work.
- Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;
- Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Centre;
- Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
- Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;
- Enhance the capacity of the Centre with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions;
- Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in Ce values;
- Participate in internal communication and teamwork;
- Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organisation’s objectives;
- As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description; and
- Applicants interested and committed to working on disability rights issues are encouraged to apply.
- Working knowledge of and commitment to Human Rights, particularly Disability Rights will be advantageous;
- Studying or studying towards a postgraduate degree in social sciences such as: Human Rights, Law, Development Studies, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, and Sociology at the University of Pretoria;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
- Fluency in English; and
- Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.
To apply, submit a one page CV along with certificates, motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees (please provide both telephone numbers and email addresses) to [email protected]
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered for the position.
Only suitable qualified candidates will be considered and contacted.
Important: The Centre reserves the right to cancel the position should the needs of the Centre change or should we regard the submissions not to be adequate based on its needs.
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