ProBono.Org: Interns

ProBono.Org
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 19 December, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ProBono.Org is an inde­pen­dent, client-based, nonprofit legal clearing house. It pro­vid­es free legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, (includ­ing, women, children) poor individuals and com­mu­ni­ties who suf­fer dis­crim­i­na­tion by rea­son of race, class, gen­der, and disability or by rea­son of social, economic and his­tor­i­cal circum­stances.

ProBono.Org seeks to appoint two Interns, based in Johannesburg.

Duration: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2015.
 
Respon­si­bil­i­ties:

  • Interview persons seeking legal assistance or anyone acting on their behalf;
  • Assess matters in terms of the ProBono.Org criteria;
  • Consult with ProBono.Org staff attorneys on the best strategy dealing with matters, such as direct assistance, litigation, mediation or another form of legal intervention;
  • Prepare detailed briefs or memos for legal practitioners in matters that require pro bono legal assistance;
  • Manage all matters from time of consultation until such matter is closed or referred to an attorney or advocate;
  • Maintain, build and enhance strong relationships with NGOs, CBOs, law clinics and other pro bono and public interest law initiatives;
  • Write reports on matters to be used as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communication functions, including Facebook and Twitter;
  • Attend workshops and seminars on behalf of ProBono.Org;
  • Facilitate community and attorney workshops on behalf of ProBono.Org;
  • Con­duct research and han­dle other details in prepa­ra­tion of matters, where nec­es­sary.

Requirements:

  • Demon­strated inter­est in human rights work;
  • Proac­tive atti­tude, with enthu­si­asm for ProBono.Org’s mis­sion and vision;
  • Advanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­sonal skills;
  • Excel­lent writ­ing and edit­ing skills;
  • Valid Driver’s licence and dri­ving expe­ri­ence (preferred but not required);
  • Pre­ferred qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence
    • An appro­pri­ate ter­tiary qual­i­fi­ca­tion, (candidates must have a L LB) with some practical expe­ri­ence;
    • Knowl­edge of South Africa’s socio-economic envi­ron­ment and how it impacts on legal jus­tice.

Remu­ner­a­tion: Com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tion and expe­ri­ence.

To apply, submit a CV with copies of qual­i­fi­ca­tions and two con­tactable ref­er­ences and a moti­va­tional let­ter to annelie@probono.org

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

For more about ProBono.Org, refer to www.probono.org.za.

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

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