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Internship Programme – 2014 – Foundation for Human Rights – Johannesburg

09.24.2013 · Posted in General Jobs

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR), Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a grant maker to the human rights sector. It is currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, which is aimed at strengthening civil society organisations to promote and facilitate increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of the rights contained in the Constitution. The programme prioritises vulnerable and marginalised groups to help address issues of poverty and inequality. This programme is currently funded through the EU Sector Budget Support.
The Foundation for Human Rights seeks to appoint Interns, based in Johannesburg.

This is a six-month position, starting in January and ending in June 2014.

Internship Objectives
    Encourage those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;
    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, providing value for the Foundation;
    Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;
    Inculcate human rights values and strive to ensure that such values become part of the interns’ work ethic;
    Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.

Generic management / staff objectives

    Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR 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.

    Working knowledge of and commitment to human rights, especially in a South African context;
    A postgraduate degree in social sciences such as: Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;
    Verbal and written communications skills;
    Ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;
    Fluency in English;
    Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.

To appy, submit a CV and motivational letter (without certificates) and details of two contactable referees to Nompumelelo Nkabinde at or by fax on 011 339 5566.

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