Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Internship Opportunity At FHR 2016

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa and the region that implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. FHR are currently implementing a programme in partnership with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development called Socio-Economic Justice for All (SEJA) which aims at increased awareness, respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights and socio-economic rights for all people. The programme prioritises vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The Foundation seeks to appoint appropriately qualified individuals for its internship programme, based in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Duration: 12 months, January 2016 - December 2016.


  • Internship Objectives

    • Encourage those interested and committed to working in strengthening human rights based approaches to building civil society;

    • Contribute to addressing the problems relating to skills shortage, by increasing the skills level of those entering the labour market;

    • Improve the chances of employment in the chosen field by enhancing the capacity of the interns, while at the same time and in return, getting some value for the Foundation;

    • Contribute to the job-readiness of interns by exposing them to a practical working experience/environment;

    • Inculcate human rights values in interns and strive to ensure that such values become part of their work ethic;

    • Enhance the capacity of the FHR with an increased number of staff available to take on a range of administrative and programmatic functions.

  • Generic objectives

    • Participate actively in assigned programme work, ensuring that systems, processes and outputs are grounded in FHR values;

    • Participate in internal communication and teamwork;

    • Work within the programme team to ensure the effective implementation of organisation’s objectives;

    • As and when required within reason, work beyond the scope of any job description.

  • Requirements:

    • Working knowledge of and commitment to human rights, especially in a South African context;

    • A postgraduate degree in social sciences such as: Development Studies, Economics, Political Science, History, Public Policy, Social Science, International Relations, Law and Sociology;

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;

    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility for areas of work;

    • Fluency in English;

    • Additional language skills and project work experience are a plus.

To apply, please submit a CV (without certificates), motivational letter and the details of two contactable referees to Liora Hellmann at or fax to 086-614-9533 by 12h00 on 18 September 2016.

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