Monday 25 November, 2019 – 18:00
Opportunity closing date:
Friday, 6 December, 2019
Open Secrets is a nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. The organisaiton uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.
Open Secrets seeks to appoint a legal intern to be based in Community House in Salt River, Cape Town.
Employment type: Full-time position.
Start date: January 2020 for a six-month contract period
Remuneration: R10,000.00 per month.
- Assist with researching particular aspects of the law, assisting with developing legal strategies based on research, assisting with drafting letters and other documents.
- From this legal research, summarise research findings and draft internal legal opinions and memorandums.
- Help with drafting reports and related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms. Possibly assisting with drafting for legal journals.
- Contribute to other Open Secrets work areas as needed.
- General administrative and logistical support as needed.
- Strong work ethic (thorough, thoughtful and able to manage deadlines), integrity and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
- A committed team player, with an inquisitive mind, who values collaboration.
- LLB and post-graduate studies in law (LLM or MPhil or higher degree), preferably with a focus on the intersection between corporate/commercial law and human rights.
- Strong research, writing and organisational skills.
- Strong command of basic Microsoft Office Suite programmes (Word, Excel, etc.).
- Familiar and comfortable with using legal research tools such as LexisNexis, etc.
- Able to work through an intersectional lens.
- Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.
Submit a covering letter, resume, copy of relevant qualifications, a copy of an unedited written work and contact details of at least three referees, by 1pm on Friday 6 December 2019.
The subject line of your e-mail should clearly state the position you are applying for.
Please send your application to:
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application –
Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency?
Are you keen to work with a small team of researchers and civil society activists?
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Kindly note that applications missing any of the required information will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process