Policy Development Internship Opportunity at Sonke Gender Justice

Closing Date : 24 October 2014.

With a full-time staff of 90 people working from offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Bushbuckridge, Sonke works globally, and especially across Africa, to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. In this way the organisation contributes to the development of societies in which men, women, youth and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies (see www.genderjustice.org.za).

About the position / internship

Sonke Gender Justice is seeking well-organized, energetic, hard-working interns, with a keen interest in social justice, to support the Policy Development and Advocacy and/or Community Mobilization and Education Units.

During your internship, you will be working from Sonke’s Johannesburg or Cape Town office and will work with all aspects of Policy Development and Advocacy (PDA) or Community Education and Mobilization (CEM), depending on your interests as well as current projects and requirements.

The interns will work closely with the team on a range of interesting projects. These might include:

  • Literature reviews on policy key issues
  • Drafting and editing advocacy documents such as pamphlets and 1-pagers
  • Coordinating with partners for the distribution of advocacy materials
  • Assisting with preparations for mobilizations and community action events during 16 Days of Activism
  • Tracking media and reporting on key events in Parliament and within government relevant to our policy work

This is an excellent learning opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning more about social justice advocacy, policy analysis, community mobilization, campaign management and non-profit operations.

The intern may be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town and should be available ideally 2 days per week, 1 November through 31 January. Interns will receive a small stipend.

Candidates must:

  • Be an undergraduate or Masters student, in a relevant field
  • Be strong writers and have excellent attention to detail
  • Have demonstrated strong interest in social justice and/or public health or gender issues
  • Be a self-starter, driven, with a sense of humor
  • Have strong administrative skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

How to apply

Unfortunately this position is now closed.

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