The WJP is hiring!


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

– 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.
– 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


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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