Monday, 17 August 2015

ProBono.Org Internship 2015

ProBono.Org is an inde­pen­dent, client-based, non-profit legal clearinghouse, (with law clinic status), which secures private lawyers for indigent clients. It pro­vid­es free legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing, women, children 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 a two Interns, based in Johannesburg.

Starting date: 1 September 2015 and 1 January 2016.


  • 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


  • Demon­strated inter­est in human rights work, especially involving children;

  • Proac­tive atti­tude, with enthu­si­asm for ProBono.Org’s mis­sion and vision;

  • Advanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­sonal skills;

  • Excel­lent writ­ing and edit­ing skills and

  • Valid Driver’s licence and dri­ving expe­ri­ence preferred (not required).

  • Pre­ferred qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence

    • An appro­pri­ate law qual­i­fi­ca­tion, (L LB) with some practical expe­ri­ence

    • Knowl­edge of SA’s socio-economic envi­ron­ment and how it impacts on legal jus­tice

Opportunity closing date: Monday, 31 August, 2015

Remu­ner­a­tion: Com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tion and expe­ri­ence.

To apply, submit a moti­va­tional let­ter, your CV with copies of qual­i­fi­ca­tions and two con­tactable ref­er­ences to Admin at

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

Enquiries: Tel: 011 339 6080.

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