Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa: Legal Research Intern

Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, ISLA is a new initiative that uses litigation before national courts and the African human rights systems to advance women’s human rights and sexual rights.

ISLA seeks to appoint a Legal Research Intern, based in Johannesburg.

Although offices are in Johannesburg, Interns can work remotely.

The Intern will assist with conducting research and compiling summaries of cases to develop a case law database. 

Internship Duration: three months minimum; 12-15 hours / week.

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to working fifteen to twenty hours per week;
  • Work closely with our lawyers to conduct legal research on our thematic areas of expertise;
  • Assist in preparation of training materials and publications;
  • Work with a team of internal and external consultants to develop a database of jurisprudence focusing on ISLA’s thematic areas of work.

Requirements:

  • Post graduate law degree or LL.M. candidate;
  • Strong research and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to think strategically and provide critical analysis and risk assessment;
  • Ability to juggle a varied and demanding workload and to manage competing priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Strong word processing and excel skills are a plus;

To apply, submit a CV, motivational letter, three professional references, stating full name of referees, email addresses and contact telephone numbers to sibongile@the-isla.org.

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

For more about the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, refer to http://the-isla.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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