The WJP is hiring!

INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2016

Do you dream of justice?

Are you interested in changing the world, one missing transcript at a time?

Does the thought exposing miscarriages of justice make your heart beat a little faster?

Yes? Then the Wits Justice Project is for you!

We’re looking for a new legal intern to join our dynamic and hard-working team of journalists.

Position: Legal Intern (Administrative)
Remuneration: Competitive monthly stipend
Education level: Degree
Type: 6-month contract with option to renew once
Commence: ASAP

Requirements:
– A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in law.
– A keen interest in those affected by miscarriages of justice.
– Understanding of efficient legal administration and support – Ability to create and maintain filing and administration systems – Ability to multi-task and work to deadlines – Willingness to understand the NGO sector – Contactable references.
Advantageous:
– Familiar with legal judgments and criminal law.

Job Description

As an administrative legal intern you will be required to:
– Handle incoming correspondence – sorting, filing and responding to inmate requests.
– Take charge of the Missing Transcripts Project.
– Work with in house counsel on wrongful convictions investigations.
– Build a relationship with working partners, lawyers and journalists.
– Create new office systems for data management and access.
– Collate information in a systematic format.
– Draft summary reports for lawyer.
– To assist the team with a variety of projects including organising events.
– Work as a member of a small, hard-working, team which is passionate about human rights.

Send a motivation letter and full CV before 03 March 2016, including three referees, to Simoniah.mashangoane@wits.ac.za

 

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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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