Open Secrets New Employment Opportunities [2 Positions]

Posted on :

15 Nov, 2018

Category :

Internships in South Africa, Legal Jobs in South Africa

Open Secrets is a nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa. The organization uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.

Job Title: Two Interns 
Job Location: Salt River, Cape Town

  • A legal intern dedicated primarily to legal research support.
  • An advocacy and communications intern dedicated primarily to advocacy, media and communications support.

Start date: January 2019

Duration: Nine-month contract period

Salary: R9,500.00 per month


  • Undertake research on historic and contemporary economic crime in South Africa
  • Read, summarise and archive research material
  • Write reports and related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms

Legal intern

  • Assist research team in researching law
  • Develop litigation strategy
  • Draft letters, pleadings and other documents on the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime and other case work

Advocacy and communications intern

  • Assist in managing advocacy and media (including social media) around Open Secrets’ investigations and litigation
  • Collaborate with partners in civil society
  • General administrative and logistical support


  • Students in a related field (law, politics, history, economics, journalism, communications etc.) are preferable
  • Work ethic, integrity and a commitment to social justice
  • Team player, with an inquisitive mind, who values collaboration
  • Research, writing and organisational skills
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

To apply, submit a CV, copy of relevant qualifications, a copy of an unedited written work and contact details of at least two referees to [email protected]

Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is envisaged as a full-time position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.

Application Deadline: 26th November, 2018

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