Internships

The CSVR welcomes applications from people wishing to do an internship from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.  Applicants need to specify their area of interest or n which department they would like to be based in order to enable us to place them appropriately.

There are two categories of internship at the CSVR, namely general internships and journal internships.

General internships

Applications by interns should specify the following information:

  1. Area of interest: Applicants should indicate whether they have a specific project in mind (which must fall clearly within the scope of one of the CSVR's departments), or indicate which aspects of the CSVR's work is of particular interest.
  2. Funding: Interns must organise their own sources of funding. The CSVR cannot contribute towards the income of interns.  The CSVR offers limited support to intern from South Africa and the rest of the continent.
  3. Qualifications: Interns should preferably be post graduates with relevant academic exposure and some relevant work experience or undergraduates with significant work experience. They should indicate specific skills and experience related to the area and type of work they want to pursue.
  4. Knowledge and Background: Interns should show familiarity with the South African political context and some detailed knowledge of the specific project areas which they want to pursue. They should also provide some indication of commitment to principles of human rights, social justice and non-violent conflict resolution.
  5. Period of internship: Interns should preferably be available to work for at least three months.
  6. Computer access: Interns should indicate if they can bring their own computer or other equipment (e.g. tape recorder) that they might need for their work.
  7. Interns must provide the CSVR with a CV and the names of two contactable references when presenting an application.

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Editorial internships

The International Journal of Transitional Justice offers an editorial internship to university students with experience in journal publications, editing and a demonstrated interest in the field of transitional justice.  The journal offers internships on an ongoing basis for a minimum period of 9 months.  The position is unpaid.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample(s), to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it