Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Black Sash Internship Opportunity 2020

Black Sash National seeks to appoint an Intern to be based in Western Cape.  The purpose of this position is to be committed to human rights, access to justice, development and empowerment; with integrity, honesty and respect for confidentiality. A person, who can work in a team, is transparent, accountable, consultative and embraces the values, vision, strategies and policies of the Black Sash. A candidate who is able to think pro-actively, creatively and responsively and is prepared to work hard, under pressure and to deadline.

The Black Sash’s mission is to work towards the realisation of socio-economic rights, as outlined in the SA Constitution 1996, with emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable, particularly women and children. We will, in the course of our work, explore options to significantly reduce poverty and inequality. They believe the implementation of socio economic rights demands open, transparent and accountable governance (state, corporate and civil society). To this end we will promote an active civic engagement by all living in South Africa and made possible by a strong and vibrant civil society comprising community based organisations, non-governmental organisations, coalitions and movements.


Advocacy In Partnership: Monitor advocacy issues; Providing support in advocacy actions; Assisting with educating community partners; Conducting research; Capture and analyse data
Rights Information, Education and Training: Provide support with education workshops, information sessions and learning events; Research and compile draft research reports; Assist with drafting documents and training material; Attend meetings and other activities.
Campaign co-ordination: Assist with campaign activities; Provide support with convening coalition meetings; Provide support to recruit partners; Provide support with public relations, media and marketing campaigns

Key learning Areas:

  • Building an understanding of the human rights context, the struggle for the realization of these rights and how to gather information to support this work
  • Advocacy actions through different strategies
  • Developing drafting and editing skills on different types of documents
  • Gaining hands-on events experience including planning, coordination and reporting on events.
  • Co-ordination and implementation of the work plans for various campaigns
  • Exposure to different types of meetings and events to build knowledge to gain insight into the work
  • Develop skills with administration, logistical support and events planning.
  • Enhance team working skills
  • Strengthen communication skills 


  • Recent graduate from a tertiary institution
  • History of community service
  • Good command of spoken and-written English and at least one other South African language
  • Willing to travel (Driver’s licence will be advantageous).
  •  Preference given in line with our Employment Equity Plan; a South African black woman between 18 to 29 years.

Start date: mid-January 2020 to June/July 2020

Opportunity Type: Paid internship 

Closing Date:   29 November 2019

To apply, submit a Motivational Letter and CV (one document), including three contactable referees to: or fax to 021 686 7168

Enquiries: Mr. JS Marques   Tel #: (021) 686 6952

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within a month from the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

For more about Black Sash, refer to

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