Open Secrets: Advocacy and Research intern

Open Secrets
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Open Secrets is a newly established nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. Open Secrets uses research advocacy and the law to hold people and institution who abuse power to account. 

Open Secrets seeks to appoint an advocacy and research intern to be based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town.

Duration: Six months from 1 April 2018 (exact start date negotiable)
Salary: R8 500 per month


  • Undertake research on historic and contemporary economic crime in South Africa
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Read, summaries and archive related books, articles and documents
  • Write reports as well as related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms
  • Assist in managing advocacy and media (including social media) around Open Secrets investigations and litigation
  • Collaborate with our partners in civil society


  • A committed team player with a strong work ethic and a commitment to social justice issues, integrity and collaboration
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Studies in a related field (law, politics, history, economics, etc.) are preferable. Experience in international law issues is ideal. One of the two positions will require a legal background
  • Strong command of basic Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Interest and engagement in social media for activism
  • Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply

To apply, submit a CV, copy of relevant qualifications, copy of an unedited written work and contact details of at least one referee to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

This is envisaged as a full-time position but could be structured as a part-time commitment. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.

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