Join the justice league: Legal hotshot needed for human rights team


The Wits Justice Project (WJP) is looking for an intern with a Legal background for 2013.


Remuneration:                  Competitive monthly stipend

Education level:                Degree

Job level:                            Intern

Type:                                   6-month contract

Commence:                       July 2013

Wits Justice Project:

The Wits Justice Project (WJP) is a project of the Journalism Department of the University of Witwatersrand. It aims to impact significantly on the lives of people by striving for changes in the criminal justice system.

Through the four arms of the project – journalism, advocacy, law and education – WJP strives to bring substantial changes to the law and its practice and the wider criminal justice system as a whole. It uses transparent activism to promote the foundational values enshrined in the South African Constitution and international and Human Rights law.


–        An LLB degree from an accredited University

–        A keen interest in human rights


–        Proven ability to carry out legal research, especially on
constitutional and criminal law

–        Social Media and web site management experience

Job Description

As an intern you will be required to:

–              Provide legal research for the WJP team, acting as the legal focal point

–              Be willing to visit prisons from time to time

–              Be willing to interview prisoners

–              Evaluate and respond to correspondence from prisoners

–              Attend court hearings

–              Build a relationship with court officials

–              Evaluate court transcripts

–              Carry out various office administration tasks

–              Be willing to assist with a variety of project including organising events and seminars

–              Work as a member of a small, hard-working, team which is passionate about human rights

Send a full CV by 14 June 2013 to
Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi

Project Coordinator

Wits Justice Project

Tel: +27-11-717-4077

Fax: +27-86-765-6601



About witsjusticeproject
The Wits Justice Project combines journalism, advocacy, law and education to make the criminal justice system work better for all.

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