We’re Hiring: Wits Justice Projects seeks Intern to begin January 2015

WJPThe Wits Justice Project (WJP) is looking for an intern from January 2015.

Remuneration: Competitive monthly stipend
Education level: Degree
Job level: Intern
Type: 6-month contract with option to renew once
Commence: January 2015

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.
– A relevant degree from an accredited University
– A keen interest in human rights
– Contactable references and proof of previous work
– A good attitude towards administration, and ability to multi-task

– Proven ability to carry out journalistic research and investigations,
and to be able to produce from that compelling media products
– An understanding of the non-profit working environment and constraints
– Social Media and web site management experience

Job Description
– As an intern you will be required to:
– Produce regular social media including blogs, tweets, Facebook posts
– Investigate and research, identify and interview and produce journalist products (including written news stories, in-depth pieces, radio reports and photographs)
– Be willing to visit prisons, courts and police stations from time to time
– Be willing to interview inmates
– Evaluate and respond to correspondence from inmates
– Carry out various office administration including minute-taking, report-writing and other related tasks
– Be willing to assist with a variety of projects 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 and covering note by 1 December 2014 to
Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi
Project Coordinator
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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