Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Sustained Dialogue Internship in South Africa 2021

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation invites applications for the IJR Sustained Dialogue Internship Programme in South Africa in 2021.

The Sustained Dialogue (SD) works in South Africa with various communities in different provinces. The programme works on the following areas:

  • gender, youth, racism and social cohesion and human dignity.

The Institute seeks to recruit a dynamic individual as an intern, based in Cape Town with possible travelling Covid-19 permitting.

The purpose of this paid internship will be to work across the projects and assist with design and implementation as well as reporting of the projects.

Some of the responsibilities include assisting with,

  • Ad hoc tasks like Scanning, filing, printing and archiving
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting project leaders and senior project leaders
  • Business development
  • Community interviewing/facilitation
  • Desktop research
  • Legacy project based on a topic of personal interest based on SD work
  • M&E
  • Writing Op-Eds

Worth of Award

The IJR Sustained Dialogue Internship Programme is a paid internship.


Eligible candidates need to have

  • Knowledge of how to operate audio-visual gadgets;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Understanding of grassroots communities in South Africa;
  • Good writing skills;
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They also need to possess

  • Computer literacy in all aspects of MS Office
  • General Administrative Skills
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment.
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Furthermore, they need to be

  • Fluent in a minimum of two of the eleven official languages in South Africa. Fluency in one of the indigenous languages will be an advantage;
  • Confident and time conscious;
  • Aware of socio-political issues in South Africa;
  • Pro-active, responsible and accountable.

Very Important 

Educational Requirements

Qualifications: Honours degree (or in the process of completing an Honours degree) in Social Science, politics or a related discipline.

Document Requirements

  • Submit your cover letter, a CV with two contactable references
  • If you have not heard from the institute by the end of May, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful.
  • Applications are encouraged from historically disadvantaged individuals.
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Additional Comments

This position will only be offered to South African nationals or candidates with permanent residence status in South Africa.

How to Apply

All applications should be sent to Felicity Harrison [email protected]

Deadline: The closing date for applications is April 15, 2021. 


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