Institute for Justice and Reconciliation: Intern - Peacebuilding Interventions Programme (Cape Town)

IJR Internship: Peacebuilding Interventions Programme


Are you a post-graduate student (or have recently graduated) with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peacebuilding and transitional justice, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Peacebuilding Interventions (PBI) Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites applications for a modestly paid internship to take up employment from February to April 2022 (renewable), from candidates who meet the following requirements:

Required Skills: · Competence in research and analysis. · Excellent communication skills. · Computer literate – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. · The ability to work independently with attention to detail. · Competency in English is necessary while French, would be an advantage. · Ability to write, proofread or edit articles, op-eds, etc.


Responsibilities: · Conducting research and analyses of conflict and peacebuilding in Africa · Drafting and writing concept notes · Participating in the planning and organisation of PBI events such as workshops, seminars, & dialogues. · Attending designated meetings of the PI program and contributing towards its work.

Academic requirements: Applicants should be in possession of, or in the process of completing a Masters Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies, Political Studies, Transitional Justice, Development Studies, Human Rights, Gender & Peacebuilding, or a related social science discipline.

Conditions of appointment: An initial three-month contract will be offered, with the possibility of renewal until December 2022. Applicants should be based in South Africa but can be from other African countries. Applicants should at the time of application be in possession of documentation that allow them to work in South Africa for the duration of the internship.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter motivating your application, details of three contactable referees, and an example of a short essay or research paper (maximum of 1000 words) to Amanda Lucey at alucey@ijr.org.za and Anthea Flink at: aflink@ijr.org.za by the 31st of January 2022, using PBI Intern in the subject heading. Applications without the relevant documentation will not be considered. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.



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